Gillian Anderson Backs Dickens Statue

Written by Jenny Brady on Friday, January 25th, 2013

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 […]


Charles Dickens Museum Re-Opens Next Week

Written by Dan Malone on Saturday, December 8th, 2012

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 […]


Orangutan Can’t Get Enough Jane Austen

Written by Julie Vegas on Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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 […]


Erotica Outselling Literary Classics by Vast Margin

Written by Jenny Brady on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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 […]


“Great Expectations” For New Reese Witherspoon Series

Written by Jenny Brady on Thursday, October 11th, 2012

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.