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February 07, 2016

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Amen to that! It sound stupid but I kind of feel as if Dickens's characters are real and even consider them my friends. People who don't love Dickens just wouldn't understand that. Happy 104th birthday to my favorite author (who I ten to Obsess over)!

Wonderfully well said, Gina. Magic! This left me wondering if you've ever read George Santayana's brilliant essay on Dickens in Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies, (1922) and John Irving's equally brilliant, In Defense of Sentimentality, New York Times (1979).

All very, very true of Mr. Dickens!

I haven't, Jerry, but I'll look for them. I do love Irving's introduction to "Great Expectations"!

I don't believe I've ever read that introduction, but I will definitely have to now! (G.E. is my favorite novel)

In his contribution to the New York Times, Irving explains his preference for the altered ending to Great Expectations, a preference by the way, with which I fully concur.

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