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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dickens in Love

I haven't finished this yet, but I am enjoying it.  This beautifully written book brings the great writer and his loves to life. It also shows how his loves affected his writing.

There is the beautiful Maria who flirted with Dickens and finally rejected him. She became the silly, flirtatious Dora of David copper field in her shining blue dress. He had a more spiritual relationship with his sister-in-law, who influenced characters such as the meek heroine of Bleak House. I have just got up to Dickens's relationship with his actress mistress, which should be interesting.

This is wonderful reading for anyone interested in Dickens.

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