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I agree DomA Send a noteboard - 12/02/2011 01:11:54 PM
I don't think it's only in your parts.

A Christmas Carol has taken a special place in anglo saxon culture it did not in others. We know of it more from its place in anglo-saxon culture and the references to it everywhere than we know the work itself (ie: many have read it or saw an adatation, but it has no place in our holiday traditions. It evokes strongly what we perceive as a traditional English Christmas, however.

I tend to agree with us too the novel most readily associated to Dickens, and his most widely recognized and known story, is rather Oliver Twist, though if you limit the sample to people who read a bit more, there will be quite a few challengers, especially among adults (Great Expectations, Tales of Two Cities, Hard Times and so on - i wouldn't be suprised they're known as well by francophone readers as Oliver Twist, Kids don't really read OT widely anymore, and adults will more readily pick another title by Dickens instead.

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Finally! I was waiting for you to reply. - 09/02/2011 07:28:53 PM 1525 Views
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A Christmas Carol would be his most famous book, methinks. - 10/02/2011 10:29:00 PM 1391 Views
There are many candidates - 10/02/2011 10:29:54 PM 1260 Views
I think Oliver Twist is far more famous internationally. But maybe that's just around here. *NM* - 10/02/2011 10:30:22 PM 709 Views
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I agree - 12/02/2011 01:11:54 PM 1448 Views
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There is that - 10/02/2011 11:48:19 PM 1284 Views

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