Originally Posted by HarryT
Dickens is not a childrens' author - you need to be an adult to appreciate his wonderful satirical view of Victorian society.
I think that's where a good teacher is invaluable.
I remember as a child waiting for that fateful day when I would wake up as an 'adult', and everything would become easy to understand - decades later and I'm still waiting
I'm glad I got introduced to classic lit at school - the earlier, the better imho.