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Quotes and Notes #232, July 2

“The sun—the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man—burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory.

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Length: Moderate (500 pages or more)

Accessibility: Moderately easy read

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

For this next review, I wanted to talk about another one of my favorites. 614 more words


I owe a lot of my interest in Western history not just to textbooks but to historical fiction. The works of Charles Dickens particularly had me imagine the industrial sprawl of urbanized London in the nineteenth century from a young age. 936 more words

Western History

The New Crystal Palace and Hans Christian Andersen

The famous triumph of engineering was re-erected at Sydenham, celebrated by a week long Handel festival. This is from The Year of the Wombat by Francis Watson: 612 more words

19th Century History

Day 2: Parliament and Literary London Tour

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Class orientation was Saturday morning, which was a lot of administrative stuff that you probably don’t want to hear about. Our final class schedule was announced and we’re going to many amazing places! 536 more words


On the Shelf: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

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Often considered Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, Bleak House blends together several literary genres–detective fiction, romance, melodrama, and satire–to create an unforgettable portrait of the decay and corruption at the heart of law and society in Victorian England. 916 more words


Our Mutual Friend Tweets: Part Fourteen

Highlights of the fourteenth part of the ‘Our Mutual Friend Tweets’ project can now be found on Storify! Click here to catch up on the latest developments. 16 more words

Charles Dickens