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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was uniquely successful as a writer during his lifetime, enjoying huge followings from readers and audiences in England and America. When, early in life, sudden misfortune sent his family into extreme poverty, the young Charles was sent to work in a factory. Never forgetting this childhood misery, Dickens wrote often in later life about the plights of the working poor. As a young man he became a law clerk and stenographer, moving into journalism in the 1830s. Dickens's early journalistic sketches formed the basis for his first literary works. With the 1836 serialized publication of The Pickwick Papers, his unparalleled success as an author began. Dickens went on to write such famous novels as David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Barnaby Rudge, Hard Times, and Bleak House, with all of his works remaining in print to this day.Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
THIS beginning-part is not made out of anybody's head, you know. It's real. You must believe this beginning-part more than what comes after, else you won't understand how what comes after came to be written. You must believe it all; but you must believe this most, please. I am the editor of it. ...Back to top
Reviewed by SmokeDiamond on Nov 4, 2009
Eh, didnt really enjoy it.
Eh, not really what I like to read. This wasnt of the usual style I enjoy (which I have a hard time labelling what Style I actually DO enjoy) but all the same I didnt enjoy this book. Not to say it isnt a literary great...I just did not enjoy it.
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