The Last Dickens – Book Giveaway!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m giving away two copies of The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl, in cooperation with the publisher and TLC Book Tours!

Rules: This giveaway runs through Monday, October 26, so make sure you enter before then.  Because this giveaway is publisher sponsored, U.S. only please. 

To enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Dickens novel is. If you haven’t read one, tell me that.

Second entry:  Blog or tweet about the giveaway and link back here.  Make sure you let me know you did this in the comments.

Good luck!

Comments

  1. My favorite Dickens novel is proooobably Tale of Two Cities. Hard to say, just not Great Expectations. Middle school english teacher ruined that one for me.

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  2. My favorite Dickens novel is proooobably Tale of Two Cities. Hard to say, just not Great Expectations. Middle school english teacher ruined that one for me.

    http://twitter.com/anaraug/status/4877684278

  3. Ron Roseborough says:

    The Old Curiosity Shop was his best.

  4. Ron Roseborough says:

    The Old Curiosity Shop was his best.

  5. My favorite would have to be Little Dorrit, for sure!!

    Enter me to win please!

    emily DOT wittenberg @ gmail DOT com

  6. My favorite would have to be Little Dorrit, for sure!!

    Enter me to win please!

    emily DOT wittenberg @ gmail DOT com

  7. My favorite Dickens book was A Tale Of Two Cities, I loved that book! But a close second is A Christmas Carol :D

    I posted about this giveaway at:
    http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/11/current-book-giveaways.html

    Thanks for the chance, I loved The Dante Club too.
    waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

  8. My favorite Dickens book was A Tale Of Two Cities, I loved that book! But a close second is A Christmas Carol :D

    I posted about this giveaway at:
    http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/11/current-book-giveaways.html

    Thanks for the chance, I loved The Dante Club too.
    waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

  9. My favorite Dickens is The Bleak House-please enter me’

    my e mail is
    rereadinglives (at) gmail (dot) com
    thanks

  10. My favorite Dickens is The Bleak House-please enter me’

    my e mail is
    rereadinglives (at) gmail (dot) com
    thanks

  11. favorite Dickens novel – that’s impossible to say. I’ll go with the Christmas Carol. Or Great Expectations.
    My e-mail is zedster.tbb(at)gmail(DOT)com

  12. favorite Dickens novel – that’s impossible to say. I’ll go with the Christmas Carol. Or Great Expectations.
    My e-mail is zedster.tbb(at)gmail(DOT)com

  13. My favorite Dickens is A Tale of Two Cities-I was obsessed with the opening and went around quoting it for a couple of months when I was younger. Thanks for the giveaway!

    stephaniefleischer889 [at] gmail [dot] com

  14. My favorite Dickens is A Tale of Two Cities-I was obsessed with the opening and went around quoting it for a couple of months when I was younger. Thanks for the giveaway!

    stephaniefleischer889 [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. Well, I won’t be original…but I truly do LOVE the Tale of Two Cities. I teach it in my Brit Lit class and every year I look forward to re-reading it.

    Thanks for hosting this great give-away!

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

  16. Well, I won’t be original…but I truly do LOVE the Tale of Two Cities. I teach it in my Brit Lit class and every year I look forward to re-reading it.

    Thanks for hosting this great give-away!

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

  17. I would have to go with A Christmas Carol as my favorite!

    vtangyl2004 at yahoo dot com

  18. I would have to go with A Christmas Carol as my favorite!

    vtangyl2004 at yahoo dot com

  19. My favorite is Great Expectations, but I still haven’t read Little Dorrit. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  20. My favorite is Great Expectations, but I still haven’t read Little Dorrit. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  21. I agree with the first poster – I read Great Expectations in 9th grade and it ruined everything. I have since started a couple others but can’t…quite…make…it….

  22. I agree with the first poster – I read Great Expectations in 9th grade and it ruined everything. I have since started a couple others but can’t…quite…make…it….

  23. Sadly, I am one of those that hasn’t read a Dickens novel… yet.

    Enter me please.
    ♥Nely
    bookwormygirl@gmail.com

  24. Sadly, I am one of those that hasn’t read a Dickens novel… yet.

    Enter me please.
    ♥Nely
    bookwormygirl@gmail.com

  25. Tale of Two Cities – read in high school and loved it. I got about halfway through the Pickwick Papers once and liked it, but got busy with other things. I’d like to return to it sometime, though.

    acvollers at gmail dot com

  26. Tale of Two Cities – read in high school and loved it. I got about halfway through the Pickwick Papers once and liked it, but got busy with other things. I’d like to return to it sometime, though.

    acvollers at gmail dot com

  27. The only thing I can think is that all these people listing “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations” have never read Dickens’s masterpiece (and Dickens’s own personal favorite among all his books) “David Copperfield”.

  28. The only thing I can think is that all these people listing “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations” have never read Dickens’s masterpiece (and Dickens’s own personal favorite among all his books) “David Copperfield”.

  29. Of course I loved A TALE OF TWO CITIES and GREAT EXPECTATIONS and OLIVER TWISTS (and pretty much all the Dickens I’ve read because, well, he’s amazing)….but my all-time favorite, the one I re-read every year, is A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

  30. Of course I loved A TALE OF TWO CITIES and GREAT EXPECTATIONS and OLIVER TWISTS (and pretty much all the Dickens I’ve read because, well, he’s amazing)….but my all-time favorite, the one I re-read every year, is A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

  31. A Christmas Carol. I need to read more by him though. Not sure how I got through high school English classes AND college without reading more. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  32. A Christmas Carol. I need to read more by him though. Not sure how I got through high school English classes AND college without reading more. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  33. My favorite is probably A Christmas Carol.

    I hated Great Expectations and David Copperfield…read them in school and it was just…bad.

    I look forward to A Tale of Two Cities!

    pubwrites at gmail dot com

  34. My favorite is probably A Christmas Carol.

    I hated Great Expectations and David Copperfield…read them in school and it was just…bad.

    I look forward to A Tale of Two Cities!

    pubwrites at gmail dot com

  35. Oh, geez. I love A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. I was in a play of Nicholas Nickleby and it was great!

    girlvtheworld@gmail.com

  36. Oh, geez. I love A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. I was in a play of Nicholas Nickleby and it was great!

    girlvtheworld@gmail.com

  37. I’m going to go with Great Expectations, but A Christmas Carol is my favorite play to see.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  38. I’m going to go with Great Expectations, but A Christmas Carol is my favorite play to see.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  39. I really enjoyed Oliver Twist.

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    I posted this on my blog.

    fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

  40. I really enjoyed Oliver Twist.

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    I posted this on my blog.

    fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

  41. I think the only Dickens I’ve read is Great Expectations, so I’ll pick that one.

    sophisticated.dorkiness at gmail.com

  42. I think the only Dickens I’ve read is Great Expectations, so I’ll pick that one.

    sophisticated.dorkiness at gmail.com

  43. Great Expectations, it was my first Dickens. I love Miss Havisham.

    bookmagic4182gmail.com

  44. Great Expectations, it was my first Dickens. I love Miss Havisham.

    bookmagic4182gmail.com

  45. “A Christmas Carol” is definitely the best. Read and/or listen to it every year. Just finished an audio version with all the parts done by Jonathan Winters.

  46. “A Christmas Carol” is definitely the best. Read and/or listen to it every year. Just finished an audio version with all the parts done by Jonathan Winters.

  47. I’ve only read two Dickens – Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. I have to go with Christmas Carol!

    theroundfile(at)live(dot)com

  48. I’ve only read two Dickens – Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. I have to go with Christmas Carol!

    theroundfile(at)live(dot)com

  49. Bleak House, hand’s down, as I love how it treats the legal profession!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Jim Carmin
    jhc4631[at]gmail.com

  50. Bleak House, hand’s down, as I love how it treats the legal profession!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Jim Carmin
    jhc4631[at]gmail.com

  51. My favorite (possibly because it is the only one I’ve read) is Great Expectations. But A Tale of Two Cities is on my “next to read” list!

    jen
    jenarnold6155 at gmail.com

  52. My favorite (possibly because it is the only one I’ve read) is Great Expectations. But A Tale of Two Cities is on my “next to read” list!

    jen
    jenarnold6155 at gmail.com

  53. My favorite Dickens book is definitely A TALE OF TWO CITIES. I read it freshman year in high school and totally loved the whole experience.

    This would be my first Matthew Pearl book, and I think it sounds fascinating. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  54. My favorite Dickens book is definitely A TALE OF TWO CITIES. I read it freshman year in high school and totally loved the whole experience.

    This would be my first Matthew Pearl book, and I think it sounds fascinating. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  55. A Christmas Carol is my absolute favorite Dickens novel!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  56. A Christmas Carol is my absolute favorite Dickens novel!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  57. a tale of two cities thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  58. a tale of two cities thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  59. My favorite Dickens novel is A Christmas Carol. My father used to read the book to my brother and I every Christmas. We’d then go see a stage performance as part of our family Christmas tradition.

  60. My favorite Dickens novel is A Christmas Carol. My father used to read the book to my brother and I every Christmas. We’d then go see a stage performance as part of our family Christmas tradition.

  61. I also liked A Christmas Carol.
    Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  62. I also liked A Christmas Carol.
    Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  63. My favorite is definitely A Tale of Two Cities. This book look greats. Thanks! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  64. My favorite is definitely A Tale of Two Cities. This book look greats. Thanks! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  65. My favorite Dickens’ read is David Copperfield, although I love many of his stories! Thanks for this offer!

    mjmbecky@gmail.com

  66. My favorite Dickens’ read is David Copperfield, although I love many of his stories! Thanks for this offer!

    mjmbecky@gmail.com

  67. This is my first time at your blog, and I’m enjoying it very much and will definately bookmark it. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read any Dickens, but would love to be added to your giveaway list and hopefully can read this one.
    Thank you!

    Sandee

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

  68. This is my first time at your blog, and I’m enjoying it very much and will definately bookmark it. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read any Dickens, but would love to be added to your giveaway list and hopefully can read this one.
    Thank you!

    Sandee

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

  69. A Tale of Two Cities is my favorite Dickens novel.

    mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  70. A Tale of Two Cities is my favorite Dickens novel.

    mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  71. I’ll have to go with A Christmas Carol.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  72. I’ll have to go with A Christmas Carol.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  73. I’ve yet to read a Dickens book that I didn’t like, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be A Tale of Two Cities.

    Tammy, missporkchop AT yahoo DOT com

  74. I’ve yet to read a Dickens book that I didn’t like, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be A Tale of Two Cities.

    Tammy, missporkchop AT yahoo DOT com

  75. I blogged about the contest here.

    Tammy, missporkchop AT yahoo DOT com

  76. I blogged about the contest here.

    Tammy, missporkchop AT yahoo DOT com

  77. I’ve only read Christmas Carol, and that was recently, but I would love to read this. Your review was great.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  78. I’ve only read Christmas Carol, and that was recently, but I would love to read this. Your review was great.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  79. My favorite Dickens, the one where I fell in love with his work, is Oliver Twist. Still have a lot more to read, though!

    ronnica@ignoranthistorian.com

  80. My favorite Dickens, the one where I fell in love with his work, is Oliver Twist. Still have a lot more to read, though!

    ronnica@ignoranthistorian.com

  81. Here’s my blog post: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-giveaways-from-around-blogworld.html

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  82. Here’s my blog post: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-giveaways-from-around-blogworld.html

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  83. Great Expectations is the only one that I have actually read so I guess I will go with that one.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  84. Great Expectations is the only one that I have actually read so I guess I will go with that one.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  85. My favorite is Oliver Twist.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

  86. My favorite is Oliver Twist.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

  87. Anonymous says:

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” – A Tale of Two Cities of course. Thanks for the chance.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  88. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” – A Tale of Two Cities of course. Thanks for the chance.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  89. Great giveaway. My fav was A Christmas Story :)

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  90. Great giveaway. My fav was A Christmas Story :)

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  91. I would have to say A Christmas Carol.

  92. I would have to say A Christmas Carol.

  93. Great Expectations was my favorite.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

  94. Great Expectations was my favorite.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

  95. My faovrite is “A Christmas Carol”. I’ve actually read it about three times!
    I look forward to reading “The Last Dickens”.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Gayla
    http://unfussyliving.blogspot.com/
    unfussy2@gmail.com

  96. My faovrite is “A Christmas Carol”. I’ve actually read it about three times!
    I look forward to reading “The Last Dickens”.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Gayla
    http://unfussyliving.blogspot.com/
    unfussy2@gmail.com

  97. My favorite is Great Expectations.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  98. My favorite is Great Expectations.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

  99. A Tale of Two Cities is the only one I have read and it was a long time ago! But I do remember enjoying it!

    Thanks for all of the giveaways!
    mrsborland at gmail dot com

  100. A Tale of Two Cities is the only one I have read and it was a long time ago! But I do remember enjoying it!

    Thanks for all of the giveaways!
    mrsborland at gmail dot com

  101. I’ve always loved A Christmas Carol (and all of its movie manifestations). I think the story is so excellent and spans all seasons… and years!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

  102. I’ve always loved A Christmas Carol (and all of its movie manifestations). I think the story is so excellent and spans all seasons… and years!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

  103. My favorite is The Christmas Carol. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  104. My favorite is The Christmas Carol. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  105. My favorite Dickens book is Bleak House. I would love to snag this book….Thanks, I am following your blog.

  106. My favorite Dickens book is Bleak House. I would love to snag this book….Thanks, I am following your blog.

  107. My favorite Dickens novel is David Copperfield, although A Tale of Two Cities is a close second. Also I’ve read A Christmas Carol a million times so perhaps that is my secret favorite.

    I would love to win this book!

    laarlt78(at)hotmail(dot)com.

  108. My favorite Dickens novel is David Copperfield, although A Tale of Two Cities is a close second. Also I’ve read A Christmas Carol a million times so perhaps that is my secret favorite.

    I would love to win this book!

    laarlt78(at)hotmail(dot)com.

  109. I blogged about your contest here.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  110. I blogged about your contest here.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  111. I’ve wanted to get this one for awhile now..
    My favorite C.Dickens read was Oliver Twist, with David Copperfield a close 2nd.
    *My son’s name is Oliver =)

    Please enter me!
    marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

  112. I’ve wanted to get this one for awhile now..
    My favorite C.Dickens read was Oliver Twist, with David Copperfield a close 2nd.
    *My son’s name is Oliver =)

    Please enter me!
    marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

  113. At the moment, my fav Dickens’ book is David Copperfield but by tomorrow, it might be different.

    litandlifeATgmailDOTcom

  114. At the moment, my fav Dickens’ book is David Copperfield but by tomorrow, it might be different.

    litandlifeATgmailDOTcom

  115. Anonymous says:

    Not very original, but I’m going to have to say Great Expectations.

    Nycole
    Knycks1@aol.com

  116. Not very original, but I’m going to have to say Great Expectations.

    Nycole
    Knycks1@aol.com

  117. My favorite Dickens is A Tale of Two Cities. It was the first historical fiction novel I ever read, and it sparked my interest in 18th century France! Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

    histficchick AT gmail DOT com

  118. My favorite Dickens is A Tale of Two Cities. It was the first historical fiction novel I ever read, and it sparked my interest in 18th century France! Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

    histficchick AT gmail DOT com

  119. It would have to be a Christmas Carol. Thanks,
    Darlene
    wrig9945@charter.net

  120. It would have to be a Christmas Carol. Thanks,
    Darlene
    wrig9945@charter.net

  121. I would say A Christmas Carol!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

  122. I would say A Christmas Carol!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

  123. Ur, The Last Dickens is my favorite Dickens novel… ;) I suppose it’s okay (please don’t throw tomatoes at me!) to admit that I am not a Dickens lover, but I did love reading Matthew Pearl’s charming mystery. Of the Dickens novels I’ve read, I prefer A Christmas Carol.
    ammieloris at hotmail dot com

  124. Ur, The Last Dickens is my favorite Dickens novel… ;) I suppose it’s okay (please don’t throw tomatoes at me!) to admit that I am not a Dickens lover, but I did love reading Matthew Pearl’s charming mystery. Of the Dickens novels I’ve read, I prefer A Christmas Carol.
    ammieloris at hotmail dot com

  125. definitely A Tale of Two Cities
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

  126. definitely A Tale of Two Cities
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

  127. Book Addict says:

    My favorite Dickens is “Dombey and Son.”

  128. Book Addict says:

    My favorite Dickens is “Dombey and Son.”

  129. I’ve only read one Dickens, GREAT EXPECTATIONS! I read it this summer as part of Book on the Nightstand’s Beowulf on the Beach Summer Reading Challenge. I picked that book over Bleak House because it was the shorter of the two. That said, as clever as a wordsmith as Charles Dickens may be, the constant cleverness got to be a bit wearing and so it still felt like a really long book! Even though I ended up not liking it as much as I had hoped, I’m still glad I read it and I’ve got A CHRISTMAS CAROL on my TBR stack.

    Please enter me in the Giveaway,
    dogearedcopy@charter.net

  130. I’ve only read one Dickens, GREAT EXPECTATIONS! I read it this summer as part of Book on the Nightstand’s Beowulf on the Beach Summer Reading Challenge. I picked that book over Bleak House because it was the shorter of the two. That said, as clever as a wordsmith as Charles Dickens may be, the constant cleverness got to be a bit wearing and so it still felt like a really long book! Even though I ended up not liking it as much as I had hoped, I’m still glad I read it and I’ve got A CHRISTMAS CAROL on my TBR stack.

    Please enter me in the Giveaway,
    dogearedcopy@charter.net

  131. Oh that’s tough… A Tale of Two Cities and of course A Christmas Carol…

  132. Oh that’s tough… A Tale of Two Cities and of course A Christmas Carol…

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