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March 14, 2009

Contest: Win Three Classic Charles Dickens Novels

When I started the 52 Books, 52 Weeks series, an early commenter criticized the lack of classic novels in my yearly reading. Like many people, I was inundated with the classics in my years at school at the expense of contemporary writing, and have been trying to catch up with more modern writers ever since.

I have always admired Charles Dickens, and when PBS sent me three of his novels that would be featured on Masterpiece Classic this year, I knew I should share them in a contest (especially since I had already read all three). David Copperfield (featuring a young Daniel Radcliffe) and Oliver Twist have already aired, but you can catch The Old Curiosity Shop May 3rd on your local PBS affiliate.

To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post naming your favorite classic novel (or a novel you think deserves the title).

The winner will be chosen at midnight CT Wednesday evening (March 18th), and will receive the following Charles Dickens novels as prizes (along with several other surprise books and CDs):

David Copperfield
The Old Curiosity Shop
Oliver Twist

also at Largehearted Boy:

Largehearted Boy 2008 favorite novels

previous lists at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2009 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2008 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)

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