by Charles Dickens
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- "The Play's the Thing"
In Chapter 31, Pip and Herbert attend a particularly bad production of Hamlet. It's so bad, in fact, that it's actually good—kind of like an old school Godzilla movie.
- Another Orphan Tale with a Twist
An "Oliver" twist, to be exact. This is (one of) Dickens' classic rags-to-riches novels about working class people. He was kind of big on that theme.