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  • 21 May 2012

    Charles Dickens, Translator of Experiences

    Last month, as part of our year-long celebration of Charles Dickens, Cambridge University Press invited high school students to participate in an essay contest inspired by the iconic author. Many of us first encounter Dickens in high school, but the world of his novels makes an impression that extends far beyond the classroom.

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  • 30 Apr 2012

    Forming that First Link: Dickens’s Place in the 21st-Century Classroom

    There’s nothing like turning 200 to get people to sit up and notice you again. Such is the fortune of Charles Dickens, England’s most popular novelist for generations, whose bicentennial celebration has merited attention far and wide (well, at least in English teacher circles) and inspired a slew of new books, biographies, journal articles, and celebrations.

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  • 23 Mar 2012

    Dickens’ Pessimism

    ‘A man of genius, simple, warm, sincere’, wrote the American poet James Russell Lowell (1819-91) about Charles Dickens: ‘He left a world grown kindlier than he came’. We know that Dickens was anything but simple; we know he could be less than warm.

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  • 24 Feb 2012
    Jon Mee

    Dickens in Film, Dickens as Film: Why ‘Realism’ Gives Boz a Bad Name

    Obviously, there have been zillions of films adapted from Dickens novels; in fact, they were a very popular subject for early films. Not only were his novels translated into films from the very beginning of cinema, but also the most exciting scenes often made for sensationalist shorts (much as he had translated the most melodramatic […]

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  • 10 Feb 2012

    Wrap up Charles Dicken’s Birthday Week

    Oliver Twisted Sister! Nicholas Nickelback! Bleak House of Pain! Head on over to Twitter to wrap up Dicken’s birthday week with some #musicaldickens

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  • 7 Feb 2012

    Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

    Happy birthday, Charles Dickens! The beloved novelist, social commentator, and travel writer (among his many hats) would have turned 200 today, and his fans are celebrating all year long with events around the world!

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  • 24 Jan 2012

    Page Through The Manuscript of Great Expectations with David Wright

    Head to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum in Wisbech, England, and you can see the original autograph manuscript for Great Expectations, often considered one of Charles Dickens’ finest works. A gift from Dickens to his friend Chauncey Hare Townsend, the manuscript is an amazing window into Dickens’ brain, with clues to his creative process and […]

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  • 21 Dec 2011

    Dickens in 2012

    Why do we still care so much about Charles Dickens? That he is a cherished figure around the world is clear from the scale of international preparations for the Dickens bi-centenary of 2012.

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