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April 26, 2011

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"What larks, Pip; what larks." The relationship between Pip and Joe is one of my favorites in literature.

Hmm....

Well, I cry all the time. Sydney Carton's a big one for sure.

I cried when John Chivery gave his speech in the 2008 adaptation about Amy being in love with Arthur (that was one of the best scenes, I think. That kid is SO GOOD!)

I cry at the end of Martin Chuzzlewit. Poor Mr. Pinch.

There's more, but I'm not going to bother now. :-)

The ending of ATOTC...I didn't see it coming, and I was really sad/shocked. Also, Lizzie's bittersweet wedding in Our Mutual Friend. And Mr Jarndyce practically deserted by everyone, at the end of Bleak House. And various scenes in Little Dorrit...

Hmm, the only one I can think of was Jo's death in Bleak House. There are plenty of melancholy scenes but this was the only one that got me teared up.

I was thinking just of the books, myself -- but as far as the movies/miniseries are concerned, the 2005 "Bleak House" made me tear up four times! I think that's some kind of a record for me.

Sydney's death always makes me cry, as does Joe's death in Bleak House and what Dickens wrote about it, given to Mr Jarndyce to say in the movie. Those are probably the two top crying scenes for me.

I second Carolyn's comment. I just get so heartbroken a few times in that book, and there are especially parts with Joe and Biddy that make me so sad.

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