Five Novella Descriptions (2023 #DickensChallenge: Read ONE Novella by June 9th) Post #2 (Reblog from Yvette Prior)

Does reading THREE Dickens novellas seem to much of a chore? How about just ONE? We are changing the challenge. For now I will just push you over to Yvette’s blog to read more about it and a description of five of Dickens’ more popular novellas:

HI Readers, If you are interested in joining us for the 2023 #Dickenschallenge, we modified the goal and invite you to read ONE novella (not three). (Thanks to Norah and a few others who offered feedback) 

Also, Dan Antion (here) asked if we had any suggestions for which novella to consider and so I put together this post with five novellas to choose from for this challenge. 

In this post, I will provide a brief intro to the FIVE Novellas we can choose from:

  1. A Christmas Carol (1843)
  2. The Chimes (1844)
  3. The Cricket on the Hearth (1845)
  4. The Battle of Life (1846)
  5. The Haunted Man & The Ghost’s Bargain (1848)
  • Charles Dickens wrote short stories, novels, and novellas. Most of his novellas came out around Christmas, but keep in mind they are so much more than a holiday story (and some barely connect to the holiday at all). 

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13 thoughts on “Five Novella Descriptions (2023 #DickensChallenge: Read ONE Novella by June 9th) Post #2 (Reblog from Yvette Prior)

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  3. Prior...

    Trent / thanks for sharing the post this way – and I don’t have a Reblog button because i do not like the way WP does it – if someone reblogs a post – they then get copies of the images and content in the post – this is also why I don’t reblog very much
    I don’t want all those other people’s photos in my library (does that make sense?)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I understand completely.
      I am a stats nerd and I quickly discovered that less than 5% of people who leave a “like” on a reblog actually click over to that blog. And if someone reblogs one of mine, I perhaps get one or two people coming over from their blog. Sue Vincent used to post some of the write photo stories and I would get perhaps a half a dozen or more from that, but it was the exception to the rule – we all wanted to read each other’s stories.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      You’re welcome – I just copied and pasted what Yvette wrote (she doesn’t have a reblog button), so it was her that answered the question on novellas to read. TI am not sure how Yvette picked them, but when I was doing Amazon searches on Dickens novellas, these were the ones that seemed to pop up the most, with A Christmas Carol topping the list by a large margin.

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      1. Prior...

        Trent — it was a little tough for me to find all novellas as I kept finding essays and short stories
        But it was labor of love because I found the anthology “towards the sunset” and other goodies
        And so the five holiday novellas seemed to be the main ones (I will update if I find more – and i do get regular emails from the dickens museum and so maybe they will have a list)

        And thanks again to Dan for asking the question right when he did because it helped us offer better info to many others
        And reminds me that this is truly better together as a community thing –

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