Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Happy 200th Birthday, Charlie

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870), the English novelist known for such favorites as A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Pickwick Papers, and Little Dorrit...just to name a few.

What many people do not know is that Dickens chose to write about the disenfranchised, the physically disabled, the poor, the infirmed....in other words, he wrote about the challeneges of everyday people. Perhaps that is why his books still resonate so well today.

What is your favorite Dickens book or short story?

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