7 Sensational Books by Charles Dickens ...

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If given the chance, I would talk about all of the wonderful books by Charles Dickens every single day.

His intricate writing style has never failed to leave me breathless;

in the feat of his marvelous words, I always find myself being in sync with his complex yet relatable characters.2

He somehow manages to embed both a level of distance and comfort in every story, allowing his audience to feel as if they are close to the text.

These sensational books by Charles Dickens are certainly classic in their own right.

1. Great Expectations

Great Expectations

As one of the first books by Charles Dickens that I was introduced to, there is no other way for me to describe Great Expectations than as groundbreaking.

One of my favorite quotes from this novel is "Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be.2

I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.” Charles Dickens is very proficient at drawing his readers in with powerful lines filled with imagery.

2. A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

The manner in which the vulnerability of the characters is painted in this novel is truly fascinating.

I had the fortune of studying this book in a Victorian literature course and have been a fan of it ever since.

Essentially focusing on the effect of British society and the French revolution on two men whose lives intersect, this historical tale will definitely pique your interest.The opening line -"it was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." is one of the most famous Dickens' quotes.

3. A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

This is arguably one of Charles Dickens' most famous works.

The classic tale of a bitter man named Ebenezer Scrooge who encounters three distinct ghosts that serve as the catalyst for his change in character.

This story has copious adaptations because of its universal theme;

it should definitely be on your list of books to read this month.

Oliver Twist
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