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Anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens

Today is the anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens (b.7 February 1812 – d.9 June 1870). Dickens was a great Victorian novelist and the creator of an extensive range of vivid fictional characters. 780 more words


ART: Famous writers on cigarette cards

by Unknown photographer, published by Ogden’s, cigarette card, published 1894-1907

by Unknown artist, cigarette card, 1932

by Alick P.F. Ritchie, cigarette card, 1926

Famous writers on cigarette cards… 118 more words


The 11 worst couples in literature

No. 4.  Madeline Bray and Arthur Gride from Nicholas Nickleby (Charles Dickens)

Spoiler alert!

The only reason this marriage doesn’t happen is that Madeline’s father dies one hour before the ceremony is due to begin. 295 more words


Painting: The Novel Reading (1841)

Readers reading #4

The Novel Reading (1841) – By Josef Danhauser: 1805-1845.

A happy couple. I wonder what the suit of armour on the floor means? 58 more words


Some Characters in Dickens' 'Bleak House'

I have been reading Dicken’s Bleak House for all of January and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it. I’ve only about a hundred pages to go now but I wish there was more. 942 more words