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If you were reading Charles Dickens for the first time....

(72 Posts)
Theknitwitch Sun 01-Jan-17 18:09:51

... what would you read.

CauliflowerSqueeze Sun 01-Jan-17 18:10:43

A Christmas Carol

SherlockPotter Sun 01-Jan-17 18:11:06

Oliver Twist

CauliflowerSqueeze Sun 01-Jan-17 18:11:20

Or maybe Oliver Twist or Great Expectations.

Don't recommend Bleak House as the first.

myoriginal3 Sun 01-Jan-17 18:11:24

Hard Times

Allalonenow Sun 01-Jan-17 18:11:43

David Copperfield.

Finola1step Sun 01-Jan-17 18:11:46

Oliver Twist

Cantgetmyoldnameback Sun 01-Jan-17 18:12:35

A Tale of Two Cities

inisfree Sun 01-Jan-17 18:12:47

Great Expectations

FannyCradock Sun 01-Jan-17 18:12:48

Great expectations

charlestrenet Sun 01-Jan-17 18:13:27

Our Mutual Friend.

conserveisposhforjam Sun 01-Jan-17 18:14:11

David copperfield I reckon.

But he gives good story in all his young-boy-in-a-pickle stories so Nicholas nickleby, Great expectations, those other ones I can't think of right now...

CobOnTheCorn Sun 01-Jan-17 18:14:24

I read Great Expectations first

DragonTail Sun 01-Jan-17 18:14:55

A Tale of Two Cities or a Christmas Carol

conserveisposhforjam Sun 01-Jan-17 18:15:19

Little dorrit is good too...

fluffiphlox Sun 01-Jan-17 18:15:28

Great Expectations.

pinkpompoms Sun 01-Jan-17 18:43:41

Great Expectations for me

MistyMeena Sun 01-Jan-17 18:46:06

Great Expectations
Hard Times

HandsomeDevil Sun 01-Jan-17 18:48:55

hard times is probably the shortest, so a good starting point. Dickens' novels can be v.long indeed.

WillWorkForShoes Sun 01-Jan-17 20:11:13

A Christmas Carol as it is short and well known, then Great Expectations, then Oliver Twist. After that you'll be hooked!!

TempehTantrum Sun 01-Jan-17 20:20:25

Great Expectations

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 01-Jan-17 20:54:57

I'd recommend starting with Great Expectations but personally I loved Take of Two Cities.

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 01-Jan-17 20:55:43


ElizaBenson Sun 01-Jan-17 21:00:29

A Christmas Carol and then great expectations

MiddlingMum Sun 01-Jan-17 21:07:23

Great Expectations. David Copperfield. Oliver Twist.

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