Book Judging

10 Dec

In Chapter XIV Oliver visits Mr. Brownlow in his library.  Our workhouse orphan is amazed at the number of titles.  Mr. Brownlow assures Oliver that he will read them someday.

“You shall read them, if you behave well,” said the old gentleman kindly; “and you will like that better than looking at the outsides,–that is, in some cases; because there are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”

Backs and covers are the best parts?!  Thanks for the chuckle, Mr. Dickens.

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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in Oliver Twist


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One response to “Book Judging

  1. Christina

    December 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Yep, this definitely got a “ha!” in my book.


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