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Dickens of a Writer
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For an enjoyable afternoon, dust off a Charles Dickens novel and enter another world . . .
A few weeks ago I read Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and was enthralled, entertained, and mesmerized. Even though I knew the general story and had seen several versions on television and the big screen, I discovered what I learned in high school; Dickens is one of the best if not the best novelist ever.

Hooked, I picked up a copy of Oliver Twist and now, three quarters through, I eagerly turn each page to read the innocent's encounters with the evil Fagin and Bill Sikes, sympathetic Nancy, the Artful Dodger, and the remaining cast of sentimental and comical characters.

Who can top the following description of Fagin? "As he glided stealthily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls, and doorways, the hideous old man seemed like some loathsome reptile, engendered in the slime and darkness through which he moved, crawling forth, by night, in search of some rich offal for a meal."

Contrast the master thief, Fagin, with the lovely Rose: "She was not past seventeen. Cast in so slight and exquisite a mould, so mild and gentle, so pure and beautiful that earth seemed not her element, nor its rough creatures her fit companions."

After Oliver Twist I'm going to read David Copperfield and hope to learn a few more lessons in novel writing. Maybe his paragraphs seem too long or descriptions too detailed, but Dickens grabs your heart and mind, and entices you into the London of the mid 1800s. That's not an easy thing to do.



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More Blogs by Donelle M. Knudsen
• Back and in Full Swing - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
• Cliffhangers . . . - Saturday, September 08, 2012
• Technology Brings Peace of Mind - Monday, September 03, 2012
• A Conference For All - Thursday, May 24, 2012
• To Live Well and Prosper - Monday, February 27, 2012
• Friends - Monday, January 23, 2012
•  Dickens of a Writer - Friday, January 13, 2012  
• So Far, December is Warmer Than Springtime - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Get Ready, Set, Go - Thursday, November 24, 2011
• Coffee is My Friend - Friday, November 18, 2011
• How Much Will You Invest to Win? - Thursday, November 17, 2011
• Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• Throw Your Heart At The Sky - Sunday, July 24, 2011
• In Memory - Monday, May 30, 2011
• Book Signings and More - Sunday, May 15, 2011
• Through the Tunnel of Love - Friday, April 29, 2011
• Grandparents - Sunday, April 03, 2011
• Finding the Heat - Sunday, March 06, 2011
• Slivers, Part II - Tuesday, February 15, 2011
• Slivers - Sunday, December 05, 2010
• Where Have All the Hummers Gone? - Saturday, September 18, 2010
• Don't Blink - Tuesday, July 13, 2010
• The Color of Love - Friday, June 25, 2010
• New Life - Thursday, April 29, 2010
• Gray on Grey - Thursday, February 25, 2010
• Chrysalis - Wednesday, January 13, 2010
• All That Glitters - Wednesday, December 16, 2009
• The Art of Connecting is Alive and Well - Monday, November 16, 2009
• Waiting for Inspiration? - Saturday, August 22, 2009
• Saying Goodbye to A Friend - Wednesday, July 22, 2009
• Sands of Time - Thursday, June 11, 2009
• Take a Walk in Someone Else's Shoes - Thursday, June 04, 2009
• Ready for a Straight Stretch of Road - Thursday, May 21, 2009
• Serendipity - Saturday, March 14, 2009
• Looking Forward - Wednesday, January 07, 2009
• Down Memory Lane - Tuesday, December 09, 2008
• What's Important to Me - Wednesday, November 12, 2008
• Standard Time Returns - Saturday, November 01, 2008
• Rested, Recouperated and Ready for Action - Wednesday, October 29, 2008
• Ready for Some Good News? - Wednesday, October 15, 2008
• Enough is Enough - Wednesday, October 08, 2008
• Season of Change - Tuesday, September 30, 2008
• Visit New York City in the Autumn and Don't Miss the Broadway Plays - Friday, September 05, 2008
• Politics, Back to School and Mr. Spock - Tuesday, August 26, 2008
• Life Changing Blessings From Things We Take For Granted - Tuesday, August 19, 2008
• Winning, Losing and Rekindling the Olympic Flame - Monday, August 11, 2008
• Eureka or That Aha Moment - Tuesday, August 05, 2008
• Off to the Agent - Sunday, August 03, 2008
• A Promise to Remember - Thursday, July 31, 2008
• Time in a Bottle - Friday, July 25, 2008


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