I don't know what to say about this story other than...it's classic Dickens. For me, the story lagged, had too much dialogue that didn't advance the story and even then, the dialogue was so full of some sort of German dialect that it made it difficult to read entire passages.
I did it and I don't feel like I wasted my time doing it. Still, this reminds me why I don't read much of good ole Charles Dickens. It's just too much.