Why should you read Charles Dickens?

Charles Dickens

The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered wedding dress. The stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. More than a century after his death, these remain recognisable figures from the work of Charles Dickens. But what are the features of Dickens’ writing that make it so special?

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