According to the university lecturer in this week's lesson, Charles Dickens is one of the greatest writers in the English language. She mentions, in passing, that there are more than 2,000 characters in the author's novels and stories. Many of these fictional figures have been taken into the popular consciousness: the scheming Uriah Heep, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Serjeant Buzfuz the bullying barrister who gets Pickwick falsely convicted and David Copperfield, whose perilous life seems to reflect the many twists and turns of Dickens himself.
If you would like more information on Dickens, here is a great link:
For the CD track 12, these are the answers:
1. 1812/ 2. 1814 / 3. 1817 / 4. 1817 / 5. 1818 / 6. 1822 / 7. C / 8. A / 9. 1838 / 1840 … bicycle