Charles Dickens is one of the greatest authors and novelists of the Victorian era. His stories shined light on morality, history, and the drama of the nineteenth century. While my friends were reading Captain Underpants, I was enjoying the thrilling tales of the Dickensian world. His writings definitely inspired my own writing style.
This is a list of my top 5 favorite Charles Dickens novels.
5. A Christmas Carol- Ebenezer Scrooge gets visited by three spirits who explain the true meaning of Christmas the cold, cruel man.
4. Bleak House- The plot revolves around a long running legal case involving conflicting wills. The story satirizes the Victorian judicial system, which led to many reforms.
3. Great Expectations- The first person account of Pip, a young orphan boy who meets a parade of colorful characters. Each one begins to affect his life in various ways.
2. A Tale Of Two Cities- France is embroiled in revolution. A wrongfully accused man is released from prison. He leaves Paris for London where his life affects his daughter.
1. David Copperfield– Originally a serial in a local British newspaper, it later became his favorite novel. It tells the story of a young man thrust into a journey to find his family after the death of his mother.
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