Thursday, 3 April 2014

"D" is for Charles Dickens


Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) created some of our most memorable characters and is generally regarded as one of the greatest authors of the Victorian period. He wrote a number of novels including "A Tale of Two Cities" of which the opening lines are a particular favourite of mine.


"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way." 

The novel takes place in London and Paris at the time of the French Revolution drawing parallels between the two cities.

What is your favourite Dickens' novel or character? I also love "A Christmas Carol" and "Great Expectations".

I'll be posting "E" on the Hope and Dreams Blog tomorrow to continue the A-Z Challenge.