I fell in love with Dickens in high school. While my classmates were grumbling about reading Great Expectations, I found myself swept away by the story. While others found Dickens longwinded, I found him engrossing. How could I not love an author who gave his characters such wonderfully descriptive names? Who could create characters named, for example, Pecksniff, Sweedlepipe, Honeythunder, Pumplechook, Squeers and BuzFuz?
I love the Christmas scene in Pickwick Papers, set in Dingley Dell. Who wouldn't want to spent Christmas in such a jolly place? I know I do, and so I return every year.
Happy Christmas, everyone!