Dickens At 200: A Birthday You Can't 'Bah Humbug'


For nearly two centuries, Charles Dickens' colorful characters and memorable expressions have worked their way into the vernacular. The prolific 19th-century English novelist left behind 989 named characters and two dozen novels full of the pathos and comedy of London's rich and poor.

Full piece here.


Project Gutenberg: Tale of Two Cities

Free Kindle edition. Can be read on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android phone if you download the free Kindle app.

Free edition for Nook.

All of Dickens books are available for free on Project Gutenberg and other locations (Amazon, BN, etc...)

Article in NYT Magazine about Dickens World, a modern day Dickens amusement park, in the UK.


Much Ado About Dickens: Why The Bicentennial Hype Matters

He's trending on Twitter, inspiring Google Doodles and hawking hoodies. Why Dickens has always inspired such adoration — and why the book business should pay close attention.

Full piece on NPR -

This is a different story on NPR than was originally linked to from LISNEWS. Because it was different I wanted to provide a link.

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