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Tristram Shandy | 4365 comments Mod
This is to announce that from 27/02 to 04/03 we are going to read Dickens's short story The Signalman as the second of two short stories before embarking on Dombey and Son.


Bobbie | 279 comments Did we not read this already? I know I have read it but I'm not sure if it was part of the group.


Bobbie | 279 comments Okay, I found where I read it after reading a review by a friend so I knew I found it on GRs but did not remember where. I enjoyed it and then went back and read the longer story of which this was a part. I will probably not reread it at this time but hope you all enjoy it.


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Mary Lou | 2237 comments I can't find The Signalman anywhere on my Dickens bookshelves, so hopefully Gutenberg has it.


Bobbie | 279 comments Mary Lou wrote: "I can't find The Signalman anywhere on my Dickens bookshelves, so hopefully Gutenberg has it."

It is actually part of a much longer story called "Mugby Junction" from the volume of Christmas Stories. Hope that helps.


Bobbie | 279 comments I also just found this where I was directed to the other story we are to read.

https://www.dickens-online.info/mugby...


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Mary Lou | 2237 comments Bobbie wrote: "It is actually part of a much longer story called "Mugby Junction" from the volume of Christmas Stories. Hope that helps...."

It does help, Bobbie - thank you! Mugby Junction is in a couple of the compilations I have.


Tristram Shandy | 4365 comments Mod
Unfortunately, you still cannot access Gutenberg from Germany - another of those endless copyright struggles being the reason -, but I find that a lot of classics (although not as many) can also be seen at Wikisource.


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Kim | 5523 comments Mod
Everybody go to discussions, general discussions, letters of Charles Dickens and scroll down through and read the dates. He knew what he was doing. :-) I'm still on my phone which makes this still annoying, so goodbye for now.


Tristram Shandy | 4365 comments Mod
Maybe, Kim, he was doing this to tune himself into the Martin Chuzzlewit mood?


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Mary Lou | 2237 comments Kim wrote: "I'm still on my phone which makes this still annoying, so goodbye for now...."

I was just going to ask you, Kim, if your computer woes were over. I'm sorry to learn they aren't. The phone just isn't the same as an actual computer. :-( I guess it's better than nothing, though. We're always pleased to hear from you whenever you're able to chime in.

PS I agree with a post of Jean's in another thread -- I'd love to have your commentary on Dombey if you're able!


Bionic Jean (bionicjean) This is one of my favourite stories, though as I remember, the others in Mugby Junction aren't that special. I'm looking forward to discussing it with you all :)

And thanks Mary Lou, perhaps we can persuade Kim over a cup of tea and a piece of cyber-cake ;)


Tristram Shandy | 4365 comments Mod
Hello Everyone!

Since we have already started discussing MC as a whole and since we moderators thought that too long a break between MC and the next read would be in no one's interests really, we thought that we might accelerate things and start reading the short stories a bit earlier, thus starting earlier with DS. This would be our new reading schedule, and we hope we are acting in your interests as well:

Reading Schedule

13/02 – 19/02 To Be Read at Dusk
20/02 – 26/02 The Signalman

27/02 – 04/03 DS I, 1-4
05/03 – 11/03 DS II, 5-7
12/03 – 18/03 DS III, 8-10
19/03 – 25/03 DS IV, 11-13
26/03 – 01/04 DS V, 14-16
02/04 – 08/04 DS VI, 17-19
09/04 – 15/04 DS VII, 20-22
16/04 – 22/04 DS VIII, 23-25
23/04 – 29/04 DS IX, 26-28
30/04 – 06/05 DS X, 29-31
07/05 – 13/05 DS XI, 32-34
14/05 – 20/05 DS XII, 35-38
21/05 – 27/05 DS XIII, 39-41
28/05 – 03/06 DS XIV, 42-45
04/06 – 10/06 DS XV, 46-48
11/06 – 17/06 DS XVI, 49-51
18/06 – 24/06 DS XVII, 52-54
25/06 – 01/07 DS XVIII, 55-57
02/07 – 08/07 DS XIX, 58-60
09/07 – 15/07 DS XX, 61-62


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Bionic Jean (bionicjean) Mary Lou wrote: "Kim ... We're always pleased to hear from you whenever you're able to chime in ..."

Er ... is this quite what you meant Mary Lou? Kim has been a moderator and leader of this group, and its predecessor, for many years now :) It's simply not the same here when she's not around. Much as I like the illustrations (which I was actually responsible for asking for, after the first time through Nicholas Nickleby as I remember) I'd happily forgo them if it saves Kim having migraines, so she can use her precious computer time for intros, joining in with discussions, chat and generally leading the group, etc.


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Kim | 5523 comments Mod
Thanks Jean. :-)


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Mary Lou | 2237 comments Bionic Jean wrote: "Mary Lou wrote: "Kim ... We're always pleased to hear from you whenever you're able to chime in ..."

Er ... is this quite what you meant Mary Lou? Kim has been a moderator and leader of this group..."


Yes -- when Kim's computer was on the blink, she was only able to pop in periodically from her phone. I just wanted her to know that we missed her and were happy to hear from her, even if it was sporadic until she was set up again. Believe me - I don't take Kim's position here for granted! :-)


Bionic Jean (bionicjean) OK, good.


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