This sounds like a fantastic project. In my opinion, part of the reason that people find Victorian novels so challenging is the cumbersome twentieth-century formats in which we ask people to read them. This project asks people to reconsider Dickens the way he was read by his fellow Victorians – as a monthly, over a 20-month period of time.
The Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend Reading Project is a WordPress page dedicated to people reading the novel as it was originally designed, over the original period of time and as a shared experience to be shared between friends.
I’m planning on joining this group and reading along. I am of the opinion that we need to find new ways of sharing our passion for VIctorian literature if we are to interest digital generation in these fantastic works. This project is one such way.
Click on the link in this post to join the Victorian fun.
Happy reading Vicky and Eddie fans!