Skip to comments.Winfrey chooses Dickens classics for her book club
Posted on 12/06/2010 1:08:16 PM PST by Borges
Oprah Winfrey has chosen a pair of Charles Dickens classics, "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations," as the latest selections for her popular book club.
Winfrey said on Monday's episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" she has never read Dickens before. She said, "It's the best of times, readers," and called the books timeless classics.
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Redundancy alert: “Timeless classics.”
Oprah is such a tool.
I understand she tried to book Charles Dickens on the show, but was disappointed to hear that he had died 140 years ago.
To whoever put chat in the keywords...it’s a cultural issues. she has a huge effect on books sales. What people read matters.
I’m so thrilled.
Thanks in part to this witch who made a million in the Capitalist System, we have a Marxist Muslim in the White House.
Can’t stand her.
She’s made billions.
The better Dickens selection for our day and age would have been “Hard Times”.
And yet millions of hausfraus look to this woman for guidance. God help us.
Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities are regarded as among his worst novels. They are frequently taught because they are shorter than most of his others.
I’m going to agree with Oprah regarding Tale of Two Cities. Absolutely my favorite novel with Sydney Carton my favorite character.
Regarded by whom,...madame defarge?
So has George “Judenrat” Soros.
I read both of these when I was about 16.
I doubt most of Oprah’s audience would get very far through them though.
“A Tale of Two Cities” may not be his best work but I loved it when I read it in junior high school. I read “Oliver Twist” this summer and enjoyed it very much.
For once, I’m glad she’s pushing classic literature. Now when she tells her audience to read “The 5000 Year Leap”, I’ll know the apocalypse is imminent.
Scholars are paid to have opinions. LOL! Here’s my opinion. A Tale of Two Cities is Dickens’ best.
>And yet millions of hausfraus look to this woman for guidance. God help us.
That's just what I was thinking - how can one graduate high school - let alone college - without reading ANY Dickens?
Yet "W" is supposed to be the uneducated doofus.
I always liked the 60’s band Uriah Heep!
“I doubt most of Oprahs audience would get very far through them though.”
Let alone the 800+ pages of Dicken’s masterpiece and favorite “child”, “David Copperfield”.
Meanwhile, in a ruse to garner Oprah's attention, the Herman Melville estate is furiously engaged in the effort to have Moby Dick officially re-titled, Killin' Whitey.