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Great Authors – Charles Dickens May 5, 2009

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Charles Dickens (AP photo)


Charles Dickens was arguably the most popular author of his time.  His books were read all over the world and his speaking engagements were as popular as rock concerts are today.  His many characters, including Scrooge, Oliver Twist, Fagin, Little Nell, and David Copperfield, remain some of the most loved and well known in literature.

What we now read as novels were originally published  serially with a new chapter appearing in each new edition of a  magazine.   This often had the consequence of lengthening the books to a size that might put off the modern reader.   If you are interested in some of the wonderful dramatized versions available at the Library consider:

several versions of Oliver Twist including:


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