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  • 2 Dec 2013
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, alongside a christmas tree, tinsel and mince pies
    Caroline M.

    Carols, jokes, and the Dickensian Christmas

    Caroline M, publisher of our Cambridge Library Collection, unwraps some of our Christmas titles, and puts Charles Dickens in his place.

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  • 30 Apr 2012

    Forming that First Link: Dickens’s Place in the 21st-Century Classroom

    There’s nothing like turning 200 to get people to sit up and notice you again. Such is the fortune of Charles Dickens, England’s most popular novelist for generations, whose bicentennial celebration has merited attention far and wide (well, at least in English teacher circles) and inspired a slew of new books, biographies, journal articles, and celebrations.

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  • 23 Mar 2012

    Dickens’ Pessimism

    ‘A man of genius, simple, warm, sincere’, wrote the American poet James Russell Lowell (1819-91) about Charles Dickens: ‘He left a world grown kindlier than he came’. We know that Dickens was anything but simple; we know he could be less than warm.

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  • 10 Feb 2012

    Wrap up Charles Dicken’s Birthday Week

    Oliver Twisted Sister! Nicholas Nickelback! Bleak House of Pain! Head on over to Twitter to wrap up Dicken’s birthday week with some #musicaldickens

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  • 7 Feb 2012

    Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

    Happy birthday, Charles Dickens! The beloved novelist, social commentator, and travel writer (among his many hats) would have turned 200 today, and his fans are celebrating all year long with events around the world!

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  • 24 Jan 2012

    Page Through The Manuscript of Great Expectations with David Wright

    Head to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum in Wisbech, England, and you can see the original autograph manuscript for Great Expectations, often considered one of Charles Dickens’ finest works. A gift from Dickens to his friend Chauncey Hare Townsend, the manuscript is an amazing window into Dickens’ brain, with clues to his creative process and […]

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  • 21 Dec 2011

    Dickens in 2012

    Why do we still care so much about Charles Dickens? That he is a cherished figure around the world is clear from the scale of international preparations for the Dickens bi-centenary of 2012.

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  • 2 Aug 2011

    Top Five Ways to Celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

    Charles Dickens, born February 7th, 1812, was an English novelist many of us will recall reading at some point in our high school or college years, and his work continues to inspire generations of writers and readers alike.

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