Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oprah's Latest Book Club Pick

Last week Oprah announced the latest selection for her popular book club.  She has chosen a combination of two classics by Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.  Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era.  Even though he died in 1870, his work lives on.

A Tale of Two Cities was set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.  Well over 200 million copies of this book have been sold.  It is one of the most famous works of fiction.  I remember reading this book in high school.  "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."  In fact, I still have the same copy I read in school.  I have often thought of picking it up to read again.

Great Expectations is the story of an orphan by the name of Pip who writes about his life.  The story takes place between 1812-1840.  I personally have yet to read this book.  When announcing the choice for her book club, Oprah admitted that she hadn't read either of these novels.  Based on their popularity, these novels were a great choice for the book club.  With over 800 pages, this Dickens combination will make a great escape for the winter.

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