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November 03, 2009


Ada Roellke

What a clever idea! I'll bet your sister would love to have this book.


Back in Dickens' day, books were expensive, TV and radio nonexistent. Many of Dickens' books were issued in periodicals as serials, the same way Stephen King issued "The Green Mile".
Neighbors would gather in a private home or public building while the local schoolteacher or another person skilled in elocution would read the chapters aloud. Refreshments might be served, or the locale for the reading would be rotated among volunteers. Dickens and Twain readings formed a large part of the social and literary lives of small town residents of the 1800's.


Robin Williams

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