And after a little hiatus, I'm back to doing Reader Questions! This question came to me from Violet from Violets and Daisies. Violet asked:
But like you said, it probably all comes down to personal preference. Each writer is different and has different characteristics in their writing/story telling style that people either love, like, or don't like.
Now, me personally, I prefer Jane Austen to Charles Dickens. Not that I would be opposed to watch/read a story by Dickens (on the contrary, I rather like a couple of Dickens period dramas: Little Dorrit (2008) and Bleak House (2005) are the ones that come to mind), but I just like Jane Austen better. One of the reasons is that I think Jane Austen's characters are more realistic and relatable to life, while with Dickens his characters are meant to be caricatures. It's not that I don't like Dickens's characters that are caricatures, but some of them can be a little strange. Another reasons why I like Jane Austen better is that her books have more of a lighthearted tone to them compared to some of Dickens's works. I tend to like stories that have a more light-hearted tone to them than ones that are more serious or sadder.
But either way, I have to agree with you Violet: it all comes down to personal preference.
What do you think? Can you think of any reasons why a lot of people prefer Jane Austen to Charles Dickens? Which author do you prefer? Why? Leave a comment!
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