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Dickens. David Copperfield. Options
Ursus Minor
Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:34:46 AM

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In the morning I was reading houzz.com about how people made their cosy homes in barges and little boats.

It reminded me of the beautiful book by Dickens. Mr. Pegotty's boathouse. Little Emily.
We must read it with my son. It's high time.
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 7:44:55 AM

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Hello Ursus (Is it Artur?)

I did not enjoy David Copperfield - I found it depressing and miserable.
However that might be because I was forced to read it and analyse it, line by line.

Quote:
"When Dickens said, 'David went down the road.' what exactly did he MEAN? What can you understand about David's character from this sentence?"


It definitely spoils one's enjoyment.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Ursus Minor
Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 8:36:36 AM

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Dragonspeaker, When someone is forced to read a book it will
certainly have undesirable side effects.
Under no condition shall I force my son to read anything.

p.s. Unfortunately on the best books students are taught the art of reasoning and public speaking.
These skills are very important of course. But why not choose modern history or presidential candidates' lives
for this purpose.
Books like 'David Copperfield' or 'The Man Who Laughs' are for feeling and learning to think.
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:48:50 AM

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Count yourself lucky it wasn't the little red book or mein kampf they gave you at school(decapitalisation intentional).

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
Ursus Minor
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:13:57 AM

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pedro wrote:
Count yourself lucky it wasn't the little red book or mein kampf they gave you at school(decapitalisation intentional).



Let's hope those times have passed for good.
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