View Poll Results: Favorite Dickens novel?

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  • Bleak House

    12 12.37%
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    23 23.71%
  • David Copperfield

    13 13.40%
  • The Old Curiosity Shop

    2 2.06%
  • Hard Times

    3 3.09%
  • The Pickwick Papers

    4 4.12%
  • Oliver Twist

    4 4.12%
  • Great Expectations

    21 21.65%
  • Little Dorrit

    2 2.06%
  • Nicholas Nickleby

    2 2.06%
  • A Christmas Carol

    11 11.34%
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Thread: What is your favorite Dickens work?

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    I love Great Expectations. Therefore it was my vote (although I love most of Dickens work!)

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    Dickens best...Great Expectations

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    I have only read Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. The last happens to be my favorite.
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    id say a tale of two cities. david copperfield is up there also and gee its hard not to like the pickwick papers....

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    wish I could have picked two

    I said Tale of Two Cities just because that's been my oldest favorite. But I recently read Bleak House and and slowly fell in love with it. I'm currently reading David Copperfield but I'm missing the humor and sarcasm, the rediculousness from Bleak House.

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    Great Expectation .. David copperfield.. and christmas carol too.... but i like everything he wrote
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    I'd have to say Great Expectations. It's so frickin' hilarious. A Tale of Two Cities is second.
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    I like Bleak House, Great Expectations and Little Dorrit the best. I feel they're all equally good, but I voted for Great Expectations as it was my first Dickens, and so has a special place for me.
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    David Copperfield

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    Bleak House, followed closely by Nicholas Nickleby. I just finished Nicholas for perhaps the fourth time and enjoyed it more than ever. Pickwick is also a favorite.

    The other day I was pondering a legal proceeding with which a friend is involved, and was struck with little Miss Flite, waiting for her judgement, surrounded by her birds named Joy, Hope, Faith, Despair, and others. Tears came to my eyes as I thought of her waiting forever, growing more and more insane but gently so. I am thankful that my friend's 'judgement will arrive soon' and sobered by the comparison.

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    I would say Pickwick Papers right now. I have about three novels of his left to read, but out of what I've read, Pickwick Papers is my favorite!

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    Love your blue-flying-bird !!!!! :O ooops! that was meant for 'Pensive'
    BTW, I voted for Bleak House, although I enjoy David Copperfield & Great Expectations almost as much.
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    david copperfield definetly, because of the characters. enjoyed every one of them

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    I'm torn between a few, Hard Times being one of them. Who'd've thought Dickens had written a novel about the grim north?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelby_lake View Post
    I'm torn between a few, Hard Times being one of them. Who'd've thought Dickens had written a novel about the grim north?
    It's the only Dickens novel that doesn't include scenes set in London, as far as I can remember.

    I've just voted for Bleak House. I know out of context Ada and Esther are embarrassingly drippy in their own way, but in the context of the whole they work. It is all utterly grotesque and so much more convincing than worthy realism. (Mary Ann Evans, you know who I mean.)

    Mrs Jellyaby, Harold Skimpole, Inspector Bucket, the cousin with her guitar, Mr George, the junk shop owner who goes up in smoke, Mr Guppy, Miss Flite, Granfather Smallweed, old Mr Turveydrop... all utterly individual, totally outrageous as studies in realism, and yet so, so true to life. More true than boring all realism can do.
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