"The village street was like most other village streets: wide for its height, silent for its size, and drowsy in the dullest degree."
In Tom Tiddlers Ground - the name of an ancient children's game - Dickens introduces us to a hermit named Mr. Mopes. An interesting and reflective story, it talks about solitude and how different people respond to it.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English author, social critic, and philanthropist. Much of his writing first appeared in small instalments in magazines and was widely popular. Among his most famous novels are Oliver Twist (1839), David Copperfield (1850), and Great Expectations (1861).