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Celebrate 200 years of Dickens

In Miscellaneous on February 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  Dickens is the quintesential Victorian novelist, his popularity is such that not once have any of his books been out of print. He is the master of the page turner with plots that have you well and truly gripped. His books are famous for their depictions of the lowly and the underclass. It is this which forced through reforms and highlighted a range of social issues. It was generally believed that Fleet Prison was closed down as a result of the prison scenes in The Pickwick Papers. And his vivid depictions of life in 19th century England have spurned the term Dickensian, which endures to this day. To find out more about Dickens and his books why not borrow these from us?

Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens: A Life

Sanders, Andrew, Charles Dickens’s London

 Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women

 The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens

The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens

 On London

 The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens

 Bleak House

 David Copperfield

 Dombey and Son

Great Expectations

Hard Times

Life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

Little Dorritt

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Nicholas Nickleby

The Old Curiousity Shop: A Tale

 Oliver Twist

Pickwick papers

Tale of two cities

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  1. […] in terms of literature. Earlier this year there were many literary celebrations to commemorate 200 Years Of Dickens and now, beginning in April the BBC in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company unveil a […]

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