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I am reading Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. Up until a month ago I was unaware of this last published work of his.
Why I do not know!

Although I am familiar with most of his books by way of film (thank you BBC) this is the first reading I have tackled.

I am on chapter 13. He was quite a "wordy" fellow. :) And I am forcing my way through to each piece of dialogue not skimming or skipping.

Also the search engine has become my friend when I am unfamiliar with a word from that era.

His sardonic humor is right up my alley. I now know that his genius can only be fully appreciated in reading his work.

an aside.... If he isn't the blueprint for the soap operas of our era I don't know who is! :)



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