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Publication 373 By Shaun on Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 18:56   
Location: United States   Registered: Thursday, November 7, 2002  Posts: 6    Search for other posts by Shaun Search   Quote
I haven't read all or even most of Dickens, but I have enjoyed enough to become a true fan. Am I the only one here who absoutely loved David Copperfield, and absolutely loathed A Tale of Two Cities?
And Oliver Twist is a good read, but I read it right after the first time I read DC, and it seemed quite a feeble attempt in comparison

Publication 389 By sandra on Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 02:58   
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i am not much of a reader myself but Great expectations,A tale of 2 cities,oliver twist etc were all amazing but you can belive me on this I really really loved David Copperfield.this is the only book i have read 12 times and still fell like reading it again.even thought i know what is gonna happen
see you soon bye

Publication 1205 By Nibs on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 17:08   
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I didn't loathe A Tale of Two Cities, but I wasn't hugely impressed by it, either. The narrative style in that work is so different from any of Dickens' other stories - and I like Dickens' usual style better. Also, AToTC is one of those stories where you already know what is going to happen just through popular culture because no one yells spoiler alert, lol.

Publication 1217 By lotessora on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 23:24   
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I thought Tale of Two Cities probably took itself a little too seriously, since Dickens seemed like he was trying too hard to make a grand, epic social piece to span the ages. Still, by itself it's a great book, and I'm half in love with Sydney Carton.

DC is more personable and humorous, that's for sure. I think a nice balance between the two is Great Expectations, my all time favorite Dickens book. It has the humor and the irony of DC while tackling grittier social problems (not that there weren't any in DC). All three are great books in my mind.

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