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#638014 - 15th Dec 2011 2:09pm Oliver Twist
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Currently watching oliver twist, Charles Dickens was a great writer, they way he portrayed the working class and workhouse was spot on.

However makes you think in this age how he supposed poor who do not work and claim benefits are not that bad off especially those who work on the side.

such a sad story tho, i have to write about something simular for my independent study.
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#639427 - 17th Dec 2011 3:47pm Re: Oliver Twist [Re: ResearcherTony]
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David Copperfield was reckoned by some to be Dicken's disguised autobiography. I've been to his house in Portsmouth. (CD's that is-not DC's!!)
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#639429 - 17th Dec 2011 3:56pm Re: Oliver Twist [Re: ResearcherTony]
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I seen Bleak House where he stayed in broadstairs its amazing, well its were he wrote bleak house
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#639478 - 17th Dec 2011 6:38pm Re: Oliver Twist [Re: ResearcherTony]
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The one thing Dickens missed out, though, was when David Copperfield emigrated to the USA with Dora Spenlow and became a world-famous illusionist and magician. His amazing feats, like making the Empire State building disappear gave rise to the popular expression "How the Dickens did he do that!"
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#639537 - 17th Dec 2011 8:55pm Re: Oliver Twist [Re: ResearcherTony]
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Reminds me of the story of the woman doing a crossword who asked "Charles who the Dickens wrote Oliver Twist".

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#639630 - 18th Dec 2011 1:37am Re: Oliver Twist [Re: Salmon]
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:-) Very punny!!
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