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Community Level 4carpathian

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Sporting edition

AdvantagesGood easy to read book

DisadvantagesSlow start

"The Pickwick Papers. A little about the author. Charles Dickens was a great social reformer, most of his books were written to highlight the plight of the lower classes. He was a frequent visitor to the house of commons and campaigned vigorously against debtors prisons. Why the book was written. Charles Dickens was commissioned to write a series of stories about sporting events in England. Having little or no interest in sport he came ..." Read review
03.08.2001

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Community Level 2robertjake

robertjake

History in action

AdvantagesHistorical accuracy

DisadvantagesNo real plot - lots of individual stories

"...a group of companions roaming the highways and byeways of England, is very well written. It is a social study of what it was like to be alive in Dickens time, and it is complimented by some great humour. The exploits of the characters as they go through the different places in the story, are very funny and Dickens uses his imagination and wit to full effect. Some passages in the story, such as the voting scene in one of the towns, are classic ..." Read review
30.09.2000

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