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A Tale of Two Attitudes

It’s been the best of days. It’s been the worst of days. Sorry Charles Dickens. I couldn’t resist.

But my twist to the opening to that great 19th century author’s wonderful novel “Take of Two Cities” does aptly describe today. 1,090 more words

Dover – Dickens 3

The novel, “A Tale of Two Cities”, begins with a mail coach journey to Dover. Dickens had first-hand experience of this incredibly uncomfortable way to travel from London on his first visit to France in 1837. 36 more words


'Recalled to Life': A Case for Re-reading the Classics

Most people are exposed to the classics at the worst time of their lives.

When they are teenagers.

Young people typically have no patience or interest in the best works in literature and regard them, alas, as a slog to get through to graduation. 348 more words


Reflections on 2016 with a right Charlie

A right Charlie wrote this, which seems to say something about the year we’ve just gone through:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…

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Books: The reason why Devinity is a nerd on top of being a geek

Right now I’m working at a bookstore. And we’re putting up our staff picks and why we picked them. So I thought, why not do that for you guys? 1,815 more words

London – Soho

The Pillars of Hercules is another pub with literary connections. It’s in Greek Street in Soho, just across Oxford Street from Fitzrovia (see two previous blogs). 64 more words


Self-loathing, Redeeming Love, and Sacrifice: The Characterization of Dickens's Sidney Carton

Paper written for class Spring 2016

With more and more art and entertainment being produced every day, one can choose from a wide variety of genres in all types of media. 2,232 more words

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