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A Dose of Honesty

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged in a while. Well, I have a confession to make about that.

I cheated on Charlie.

It wasn’t intentional, I promise. 903 more words

Charles Dickens

Marcel Pontbriand:THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP By Charles Dickens Chapter 2 Part 1

CHAPTER 2

part 1

fter combating, for nearly a week, the feeling which impelled me to revisit the place I had quitted under the circumstances already detailed, I yielded to it at length; and determining that this time I would present myself by the light of day, bent my steps thither early in the morning. 1,595 more words

Charles Dickens

In September, I Read . . .

The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens

And that’s all!

However, as that’s rather dull, I’ll share my favorite passages about Dick Swiveller: he beats up Quilp, charms even Sally Brass, is most gallant even to lowliest person, behaves perfectly even in the most embarrassing circumstances, and is apt in quotation—what more can you ask?. 1,243 more words

Charles Dickens

The Old Curiosity Shop, or Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness

The Old Curiosity Shop was first published in Charles Dickens’s weekly serial Master Humphrey’s Clock. Dickens originally intended the story to be narrated by the character Master Humphrey, but quickly changed his mind, and only the first three chapters are written in that form, with the narrator never being named. 2,941 more words

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Thoughts on The Old Curiosity Shop

When I first opened The Old Curiosity Shop, I expected a boring, sentimental tale chiefly about “Little Nell” and her travels. I’m not sure where I got this impression—perhaps from a film? 612 more words

Charles Dickens

The naming genius of Charles Dickens

It was one character, Sam Weller, who made Charles Dickens famous. Dickens’ first novel, The Pickwick Papers, was written in serial form and, by all accounts, the early installments weren’t doing so well. 828 more words

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