By Lorraine Berry 12 min read
Charles Dickens's intimate novel, David Copperfield, takes readers into the domestic sphere to witness how men treat women and children behind closed doors.
By Tom Blunt 6 min read
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By Keith Rice 7 min read
While great debuts tend to get the attention, second novels truly define a talented author’s style. Here are a few of our favorites.
By Lorraine Berry 10 min read
Charles Dickens championed the individual and disdained the crowd. Lorraine Berry explores this dynamic in light of his book Hard Times.
By Lorraine Berry 6 min read
Lorraine Berry makes the case for A Tale of Two Cities as a dystopian novel and explores Charles Dickens's deft handling of PTSD.