Winfrey chooses Dickens classics for her book club
CHICAGO (AP) - Oprah Winfrey has chosen a pair of Charles Dickens classics, “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations,” as the latest selections for her popular book club.
Winfrey said on Monday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” she has never read Dickens before. She said, “It’s the best of times, readers,” and called the books timeless classics.
The two novels are being issued in a single, 800-page Penguin paperback edition with a list price of $20. The electronic version, also from Penguin, sells for $7.99. They also can be downloaded free through the new Google bookstore.
Harpo Productions says Oprah’s Book Club has nearly 2 million online members. Her previous selection was Jonathan Franzen’s bestselling novel “Freedom.”