CHARLES DICKENS was a novelist who lived and wrote at the same time as Thackeray.
"The glory of Charles Dickens," it has been said, "will always be in his Pickwick, his first, his best, his inimitable triumph."*
It was written at Paris, when I had Charles Dickens
for a near neighbor and a daily companion, and when my leisure hours were joyously passed with many other friends, all associated with literature and art, of whom the admirable comedian, Regnier, is now the only survivor.
That this state-room had been specially engaged for 'Charles Dickens
, Esquire, and Lady,' was rendered sufficiently clear even to my scared intellect by a very small manuscript, announcing the fact, which was pinned on a very flat quilt, covering a very thin mattress, spread like a surgical plaster on a most inaccessible shelf.
His cheeks were shaved, and his whitening beard and moustache were worn somewhat after the fashion of Charles Dickens
. This gave a slight touch of severity to a face that was full of quiet strength.
Tarr and Professor Fether"; such bits of extravaganza as "The Devil in the Belfry" and "The Angel of the Odd"; such tales of adventure as "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"; such papers of keen criticism and review as won for Poe the enthusiastic admiration of Charles Dickens
, although they made him many enemies among the over-puffed minor American writers so mercilessly exposed by him; such poems of beauty and melody as "The Bells," "The Haunted Palace," "Tamerlane," "The City in the Sea" and "The Raven." What delight for the jaded senses of the reader is this enchanted domain of wonder-pieces!
Philip's ideas of the life of medical students, like those of the public at large, were founded on the pictures which Charles Dickens
drew in the middle of the nineteenth century.
"Well, my last crime was a Christmas crime, a cheery, cosy, English middle-class crime; a crime of Charles Dickens
. I did it in a good old middle-class house near Putney, a house with a crescent of carriage drive, a house with a stable by the side of it, a house with the name on the two outer gates, a house with a monkey tree.
And wait, there's more: 40% didn't realise we shared our ancestors with apes, 13% confused Darwin with Charles Dickens
and 7% thought that he wrote The Da Vinci Code, the Dan Brown bestseller.
was born on this day, 7 February 1812.
Ghost Stories is an audiobook rendition of fifteen classic ghost stories written by Charles Dickens
, showcasing his versatile talents in the realm of supernatural horror.
MR CHARLES Dickens
presents 'A Christmas Carol' in a performance coming to Loughborough Town Hall this month.