Charles Dickens


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(4.2 stars; 3 reviews)

G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inimitable style. (Summary by Karen Merline)

(7 hr 30 min)

Chapters

THE DICKENS PERIOD 34:44 Read by Stuart Bell
THE BOYHOOD OF DICKENS 28:33 Read by Laura Caldwell
THE YOUTH OF DICKENS 37:42 Read by Anna Simon
"THE PICKWICK PAPERS" 41:28 Read by Chrystal Layton
THE GREAT POPULARITY 39:29 Read by Justin Brett
DICKENS AND AMERICA 37:30 Read by Anna Simon
DICKENS AND CHRISTMAS 37:59 Read by Ray Clare
THE TIME OF TRANSITION 47:06 Read by Ray Clare
LATER LIFE AND WORKS 50:13 Read by Ray Clare
THE GREAT DICKENS CHARACTERS 32:21 Read by Tysto
ON THE ALLEGED OPTIMISM OF DICKENS 45:23 Read by Dick Durette
A NOTE ON THE FUTURE OF DICKENS 17:54 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Reviews

Very good.

(3 stars)

I rate this book with 3 stars comparing it with his best work, Orthodoxy, and the other best books in the world. It was very, very good. I loved it, and I've never even read a Charles Dickens book before. So many good philosophy tidbits, as always coming from Chesterton.