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Fagin: Adaptations of a 'loveable' Villain

It is the norm of many stories for the reader to be guided by their author to condemn the villain. For Dickens’s Fagin this is no different or so it appears from his novels point of view. 1,707 more words


Geoffrey Rush To Star As Oliver! Composer

Geoffrey Rush will star as Lionel Bart in Consider Yourself: The Lionel Bart Story, a musical based on the life of the British composer.

Lionel Bart was responsible for the hugely successful Oliver!, a musical adaptation of Charles’ Dickens’ Oliver Twist, which was made into the 1968 movie of the same name starring Ron Moody as Fagin and Oliver Reed as Bill Sykes. 64 more words

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Charles Dickens--A Brief History

A Brief History of:

Charles Dickens

In case you don’t have time (or the stomach for) a 700 word summary of the life of Charles Dickens, here’s the gist: 781 more words

A Christmas Carol

Dickens: a spokesman for the poor?

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was born into a middle class family, however, it is known his father was sent to a debtor’s prison for a period in Charles’ life – an event which had a lasting impression on the author and greatly impacted his writing. 696 more words

Criminal Behaviour

How to enjoy reading Charles Dickens

First of all, why bother to read Dickens at all?

Because he was one of the greatest novelists who ever lived. His novels feature really ingenious plotting; a vast range of exceptionally colourful and memorable characters of all kinds – many of them eccentric and humorous (although there are some great villains too); interesting insights into life and human nature; many funny episodes; a breath-taking prose style; memorable expressions and witty comments. 694 more words


Client spotlight: Christina Pilz's 'Fagin's Boy'

Back around November of last year, I was contacted by a writer called Christina Pilz, asking me if I was free to do a critique of her already published historical novel, … 314 more words

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