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Great Expectations

When you sit down with a novel the size of a bible you’re expecting something at least as dramatic as the walking on water, rising from the dead, feeding 5,000 adventures of that whacky character called Jesus. 813 more words

Review Round Up: Tale of Two Cities, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The classic story by Charles Dickens is brought to life in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre directed by Timothy Sheader. Here’s what critics have been saying about it:  499 more words


Rot away Thackeray

On the day of his birthday today I wish William Makepeace Thackeray to go and rot in hell.  One of the most celebrated writers of the Victorian era he was the equal of Charles Dickens in his day.   198 more words


A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Another classic that I just never got around to reading before.

And it’s deservedly a classic. Dickens absolutely skewers the ruling classes of three societies: his native England, pre-Revolutionary France, and the post-Revolutionary Terror. 100 more words


Dickens Character

I really enjoy the stories of Charles Dickens, my favorites being Nicholas Nickleby (saw the Royal Shakespeare Company perform their version on PBS when I was in high school, then read the book over & over), … 192 more words

Pat Achilles


It’s heart may be in the best of places, but it’s only that magical Open Air setting that just about saves Matthew Dunster’s adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities from being the worst of times.  1,338 more words

A Reunion of the People of Dickens

A pleasant evening’s entertainment is the reunion of the people of Charles Dickens’ novels. In the works of no other writer will be found such a variety of characters for representation. 542 more words

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