Monday, 14 December 2009

Review – Charles DICKENS – “Tom Tiddler’s Ground”

Publ: 1861
My own copy
ISBN: 1-4069-1083-X
Genre: General Fiction
Pages: 26p
Found by Serendipity
Rating: *****

What led you to pick up this book?
I ordered it from Amazon because I had never heard it as a Dickens’ title.

Describe the plot without giving anything away.
It turned out to be a strange short story – and disappointing. To start with, chapters 2-5 are missing on the basis that they weren’t written by Dickens. Not that they are really missed. The moral of this very short story is that man is by nature and obligation a gregarious animal. i think he could have led to the moral in a more Dickens-like way!

What did you think of the characters and style?
Typical Dickens style but lacking his usual skill at enthralling the reader in the plot.

Would I recommend it?

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) has produced some of the most memorable writings in the English language, including such well known works as "A Christmas Carol", "Sketches by Boz", "A Tale of Two Cities", "Oliver Twist", "David Copperfield", "Great Expectations", and "The Pickwick Papers". This little tale doesn’t compare. Dickens is famous for the characters he created and his descriptions. A man of tremendous energy, he spent hours a day walking the London streets from which his characters and scenes came.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad this disappointed. I would have been interested in a new Dickens work too.


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