A Dickens of a Good Day

February 7 marks the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens.  Dickens had an enormous impact on English literature and language.  One of my more pleasant memories from my high school years is when we read Great Expectations as a class.  Our teacher was an Anglophile and made the story interesting.  Do you have a favorite Dickens novel?

The website Visual Thesaurus has a good article on how Dickens helped shape our lexicon.

Beth, Reader’s Services

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  1. I loved “Bleak House” when I read it in high school. Have been wanting to re-read it, but the problem is finding time for a thousand page novel!

    Posted on May 4th, 2012 at 10:05 am

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