[SOLO] Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens - icequeen

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Post by fiddlesticks » April 25th, 2019, 1:14 pm

Sections 19-25 are PL OK!
All caught up for now :D
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Post by Hamlet » April 25th, 2019, 2:44 pm

That didn't take long!

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Post by fiddlesticks » April 25th, 2019, 3:19 pm

Ya, I have a bacterial infection in my throat so I do not feel like doing much. Perfect opportunity to pl! And these 'sketches' are just perfection!
~Tiffany

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Post by Hamlet » April 25th, 2019, 4:09 pm

Yes, I love Dickens' sense of humor. And he's basically describing scenes around London two centuries ago, so the sketches are of historical interest as well as humorous.

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Post by Hamlet » May 4th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Sorry for the delay on more sections. "Real life" is getting in the way.

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Post by fiddlesticks » May 4th, 2019, 5:05 pm

No worries, I know how that can go! Hope it is nothing serious.
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Post by Hamlet » May 12th, 2019, 2:44 pm

At last I had some time to get some sections done! Although this coming week promises to be busy too.

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Post by fiddlesticks » May 15th, 2019, 10:20 am

And those three are PL OK!
This book reminds me a little of The Pickwick Papers!
I always enjoy it when Dickens goes on some random rant against something like bed couches :lol:
~Tiffany

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Post by Hamlet » June 2nd, 2019, 4:40 am

Just checking in. Work and "real life" still occupying a part of my time. I hope to get back at this project later this week.

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Post by Hamlet » June 9th, 2019, 3:45 pm

I had some time to get a couple more sections completed today, four in total since my last submission. This brings me to the end of the "Scenes" portion of the book. Next will be twelve sections of "Characters."

Most of the earlier sketches have been told by Dickens with a humorous edge to the descriptions. The last two, "Criminal Courts" and "A Visit to Newgate," seem to be much more serious in tone, especially the latter, considering the subject matter, especially when he gets to the condemned section of the prison. I'm guessing he could not bear the thought of taking the topic too lightly. This might also be why it is much longer than most of the sections in this book (it is the longest thus far, but I know there are some even longer sections once I get to the "Tales" part. It is also interesting to compare it to the Newgate scenes in "Barnaby Rudge," written the better part of two decades later, though set much earlier.

Anyway, on to "Characters..."

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Post by Hamlet » June 20th, 2019, 6:10 am

Icequeen, have you heard from fiddlesticks at all? She seems to have been inactive for a long time.

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Post by icequeen » June 20th, 2019, 12:04 pm

I know that she was on vacation for about a week, and she stated in another project that she is back and catching up as quickly as she can. The last time she was on the forum was June 16, so she is still here.
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Post by fiddlesticks » June 20th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Hey, so sorry, I will try to catch up this weekend. I was away visiting a good friend, and then work has been very busy and i went camping with my brother and now work is busy again and will be for a few weeks. But I will make time in the evenings to catch up here :oops:
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Post by fiddlesticks » June 21st, 2019, 5:58 pm

And all those chapters are PL OK!
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Post by Hamlet » June 23rd, 2019, 2:27 am

Ah, there you are!

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