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Five Reasons to Drop Everything and Read A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, 1859

You do not need me to tell you that A Tale of Two Cities is a masterpiece. 682 more words

19th Century Literature

A tale of two cities.

A tale of two cities.

There’s the New York style of feedback. It’s in-your-face, upfront.  When a New Yorker doesn’t like your product or service, you know it. 80 more words

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Hey, Dickens! It's Your Birthday!

Ye Olde Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812:

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” 9 more words


February 7, 1812: A Very Umble Person

Little Charles Dickens knew the adversity he would later write so effectively about. Born February 7, 1812, he attended school in Portsmouth during his early years but was sent to work in a factory in 1824 at the age of 12, when his father was thrown into debtors’ prison. 280 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

The Richness of Having Nothing

The man with the gentle blue eyes is Dawud. He has been sleeping rough on the streets of Bradford for the past 9 months.

We got talking after he piqued my curiosity when he greeted me with the Islamic greeting “Assalamualykum” (peace be with you). 427 more words


28; vingt-huit

so, carton died. and his head was lopped off so quickly, i yelled, “no!” and then it was over. i think i cried 3 times in that book, in different scenes. 3,140 more words

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Classics

Freebie: My Favorite Classics

 Top Ten Tuesdays is a freebie week this week and I’ve been looking to get back into reading classics. Truth be told I’ve never had a particular easy time with them. 498 more words