"Dickens didn't seem to share the idea, common among reformers in his day and our own, that there is a more reasonable and better-natured human species hidden away somewhere inside us, waiting to be let out…. Dickens enjoyed human beings as he found them, unregenerate, peculiar and incorrigibly themselves."
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Charles Dickens--skeptical of early social engineering?
From the BBC: Why Charles Dickens endures.