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Old 09-27-2008, 08:27 AM   #15
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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.
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