Monday, February 6, 2012

Dickens Week Tag

 Today Alexandra's Dickens Week begins. She has complied a tag for the week and I have determined to do it.

"To the guillotine, all aristocrats!" by A. A. Dixon

1.       How were you first introduced to Dickens?
  I think it probably would have been when A Tale of Two Cities was assigned to my older sister to read when we were studying the French Revolution. She actually read a couple of small bits aloud to me.

2.       Which is your favorite Dickens novel?
  I haven't actually read very many yet, but hope to remedy that this summer. My favorite hands down is A Tale of Two Cities. Oh, I love that book! One of my favorite books up there with Ivanhoe and The Scarlet Pimpernel!

3.       How many Dickens adaptations have you seen?
   Actually I have only seen one. The 1935 adaption of A Tale of Two Cities. It probably needs to be watched again, now that I have read the book. I remember laughing when I first saw Basil Rathbone step out of a carriage as the Marquis de St. Evremonde. I had only seen him portray Sherlock Holmes before after all.

4.       Which Dickens adaptation is your favorite?
   I obviously don't have a favorite yet, but like I've said before A Tale of Two Cities probably needs to be watched again.

5.       Have you seen multiple versions of A Christmas Carol? Which version is your favorite?
   I have not seen a version of A Christmas Carol, yet. Probably need to fix that.

6.       Who is your favorite Dickens hero and (if applicable) who does your favorite portrayal of him?
   Sydney Carton. Alexandra is right he is sort of an "anti-hero", but he is my favorite and definitely deserves hero status at the end of the story. I cannot remember exactly how Ronald Colman portrayed Sydney Carton, which gives me another reason to watch that movie again.
"Caddy's Flowers" by 'Phiz'

   7.       Who is your favorite Dickens heroine and (if applicable) who does your favorite portrayal of her?
   Esther Summerson from Bleak House, so far. I have not seen an adaption of Bleak House yet so I do not have a favorite portrayal.

   8.       Who is your favorite Dickens villain and (if applicable) who does your favorite portrayal of them?
   The Defarges! I shall never look at knitting again without thinking of them.

  9.       Have you seen any musical adaptations of any of Dickens’ stories? If so, which is your favorite song from it?
   I have not seen any musical adaptions of any of Dickens' stories.

10.   Do you have a favorite Dickens quote? If so, what is it?
Yes, this famous one from A Tale of Two Cities.
     "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known." 

~ Hanne-col

1 comment :

  1. Thanks so much for doing my tag! I really enjoyed your answers.

    The Defarges are awesome villains. And yes, I totally think of Madame every time I see knitting! :-D


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