Wednesday, February 8, 2012

DICKENS BIRTHDAY


DICKENS BIRTHDAY - This post is in honor of Charles Dickens, on his 200th birthday. There’s a great article on the author, in the current issue of Smithsonian (smithsonian.com/dickens). Years later, he’s an author as popular as ever. Did you know about Dickens World, a theme park in Chatham England? It’s purported to be an “1800’s immersion experience”.  A film version of Great Expectations is currently in production. It’s scheduled for fall release, starring Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. There are events around the world, notably the NYC Morgan Library’s offering, titled Charles Dickens at 200. Dickens captured the squalid misery of Victorian London with masterfully turned phrases and visceral reactions. It was a world of urchin pickpockets, bloody butchers, prisoners of debt and seedy tenements.  Since all of his writing is public domain, why not spend a little time, read this author and transport yourself into his world. Here is a list of some of his literary highlights.
1.   OLIVER TWIST
2.   DAVID COPPERFIELD
3.   BLEAK HOUSE
4.   A TALE OF TWO CITIES
5.   GREAT EXPECTATIONS
6.   CHRISTMAS CAROL 

No comments:

Post a Comment