Example sentences for: dickens

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  • The last year has been one of Jane Austen's brightest; PBS and cable TV have given fresh life to Hardy, Scott, and all three Brontës; even Dickens got a Hollywood makeover this winter, his Great Expectations transported from Kent and London to New York and Florida.

  • In broad outline, it echoes Great Expectations , Dickens' story of Pip the waif who is befriended by Magwitch the convict, though Carey's book is also partly a reflection on how Dickens' novel came to be written.

  • Dickens and Zola showed their contemporary readers how social conditions led to the debasement of human beings.

  • "If you've read [Dickens], you get your insider's chuckle.

  • The latest installment in the Grisham legal thriller franchise gets good press: It's "personal, moving and much deeper" than his previous books, writes Deirdre Donahue in USA Today . Critics say this one is better because Grisham goes beyond his usual dabbling in social causes and injects honest-to-God Christian spirituality, and with success: "Grisham's smart use of the suspense novel to explore questions of being and faith puts him squarely in the footsteps of Dickens and Graham Greene" ( Publishers Weekly ). A few reviewers find the overt Christianity preachy and self-righteous, but most say it improves an otherwise standard page-turner.

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