Message from Shanda:
Okay, if I would have known how hard this would be I would not have volunteered! It’s so hard to give summaries of these books without giving away story details…and I think I basically ruined the climax of several for myself by doing research! So if you have questions, ask me. Do not go to Wikipedia or the Charles Dickens Page!
But hopefully it’s enough detail for everyone. Just bear in mind that many of Dickens’ novels follow characters from childhood to maturity…or death. So a lot more happens that the summary!
I’ve also listed his short stories & other works. I did not take the time to summarize A Christmas Carol & the Christmas stories. But if it needs to be done I can do it. But to me, it would seem like we’d want to commit to & dive into some of the novels first anyway.
Hopefully everyone has a chance to read this over before we meet so we can have a better sense of what we want to read among the choices.