Sunday, February 11, 2007

Charles Dickens

I remember being truly disappointed during my second year of University to hear one of my favourite professors dismiss Charles Dickens as a writer.

While Dickens might not have been one of the most accomplished writers in the english language, he has certainly been one of the most influential. This is particularly remarkable when one considers that he had just three years of formal education in his lifetime!

I ran across a great Dickens website the other day

Check it out! The author even has a great little "Dickens Glossary" where you can find the meanings of some of the more obscure words found within the pages of your favourite novels.

Not sure what to read first? A Christmas Carol is always a great option, as is Great Expectations .

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