Charles Dickens: Why He's Still Hawt

Victorian-era novels aren't a passion of mine. The flowery writing, the maudlin plots - eh.

But this is a sweet essay for those old souls who remain fond of Oliver Twist, Sidney Carton, Agnes Wickfield, Timothy Cratchit, and the rest of those memorable characters that Mr. Dickens carefully concocted in that fertile imagination of his.

If you are only going to read one novel by Charles Dickens, I'd recommend Tale of Two Cities which is mostly about the French Revolution and its peasants, and which features Madame Therese Defarge, the villianess who knits and knits.

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