One of Charles Dickens‘ final wishes was to not have a statue erected of him, but it appears that his wish will be ignored when all is said and done. X-Files star Gillian Anderson, who has appeared in adaptations of Great Expectations and Bleak House, has joined the Dickens Fellowship – a non-profit organization dedicated […]
The house where characters including Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby were written, the London home of Charles Dickens, will be re-opened next week. The house, which will be open to the public as a museum will contain many of the author’s possessions, such as his desk. The house, located on Doughty Street in Bloomsbury, has […]
Albert, a 40 year-old orangutan who lives at the Gdansk Zoo in Poland, has got quite the taste for classic lit. He /won’t get to sleep at night unless zookeeper Michael Krause reads up to 50 pages of novels like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Before trying reading to them, the keepers tried giving […]
Erotic fiction is still going strong, with books like Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James outselling classics like Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. This news should come as no surprise, as Reflected in You by Sylvia Day sold 100,000 copies in its first week on the shelves and Fifty Shades of Grey has sold […]
The CW has ordered scripts for a new drama based on the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is to be executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and titled simply “Expectations.” The adaptation will take a modern spin on the novel.
Amazon has announced that it will be re-issuing the published works of Charles Dickens in their original serial format. Although they won’t be in print, but rather in the form of a new line of eBooks called “Kindle Serials.”
A very old and stunning letter was found by Dr. Jackie Sheehan in Gloucestershire, England from inside of an old Bible. It was from legendary author Charles Dickens, offering his wife (and mother to their 10 children) £600 per year so he could start a new life with the 18 year-old Ellen Ternan, an actress.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English author who is considered to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian Era. He is best known for works such as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and lots more. His work was praised for its humour, satire and observations of society.
A signed copy of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens has revealed some of the classic author’s superstitious nature. He sent the copy to a tool manufacturer named William Brookes who gifted him a case of cutlery. He sent the book in order to dispel his superstition that giving a knife as a gift will sever […]
Descendants of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens are set to team up for two children’s fantasy books.