This is the first and last Charles Dickens novel or any 19th century novel I will ever read….unless I am stuck on a deserted island and have enough time and concentration to spend on analysing old english.
I wish I could read like a literature major…but I can’t. I understood the story…but was struggling so much with the language that I never got a feeling or attachment to any of the characters.
I read the Wikipedia right up. It summarized the book very well. I understood it….I guess for all that reading…I am surprised that this was all the story was about.
It was a like an 19th century soap opera.
I had a friend that loved and read and reread all of Charles Dickens novels. I wish I was her, but I am not. I like a story told in clear concise english. I really find it hard to believe that you could travel back to the 19th century and people would speak the way Dickens claims they did