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Drood by Dan Simmons. You will enjoy this book if you are a fan of Charles Dickens' work, or interested in 19th Century England. It is written in the voice of his friend and fellow writer, Wilkie Collins. It is 800 pages, but I downloaded the audio version from the library and listened to it on my iPad. Took most of the month, but I did enjoy it!

Long horror novel about Charles Dickens, one of my favorite authors. Much more serious novel.

A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens- readings from the original text will be done at the event.

A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens- readings from the original text will be done at the event.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales (Modern Library Classics)  n October, we discussed three spooky works by Edgar Allan Poe. His story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," which has become a template for mystery writers, contributed to Poe's being named "Father of the Detective Story." We also read "The Black Cat" and "The Raven."

The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales (Modern Library Classics) n October, we discussed three spooky works by Edgar Allan Poe. His story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," which has become a template for mystery writers, contributed to Poe's being named "Father of the Detective Story." We also read "The Black Cat" and "The Raven."

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens,one of my favorites. Uncle Ralph was Scrooge times ten. I think Dickens wrote this book first used Ralph Nickleby as his model of Scrooge. A CHRISTMAS CAROL made Dickens a star when he was about

Longlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize, Arnold's accomplished debut is a fictionalized take on the tumultuous marriage of Charles and Catherine Dickens.

Girl in a Blue Dress: A Novel Inspired by the Life and Marriage of Charles Dickens: Gaynor Arnold // who knew Dickens was such a jerk? Loved this book and loved this alternative approach to telling the story of the madness of true genius

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