'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Happy 201st Birthday, Charles Dickens!

Today is the 201st birthday of the great author, Charles Dickens. I felt it important to make a little blog post about such a great author. Before university my only association with this man had been through watching Oliver Twist on the television and The Muppet's Christmas Carol! My first experience with his work was rocky with Hard Times but massively improved with Great Expectations. The next book to be read will definitely be Little Dorrit.

(Definitely had far too much fun making that haha).

List of Dickens' work (found here):

The Pickwick Papers - 1836
Oliver Twist - 1837
Nicholas Nickleby - 1838
The Old Curiosity Shop - 1840
Barnaby Rudge - 1841
Martin Chuzzlewit - 1843
Dombey and Son - 1846
David Copperfield - 1849
Bleak House - 1852
Hard Times - 1854
Little Dorrit - 1855
A Tale of Two Cities - 1859
Great Expectations - 1860
Our Mutual Friend - 1864
The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 1870

Short Stories & Other Works
American Notes
The Battle of Life  
The Chimes: A Goblin Story 
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Tree  
A Dinner at Poplar Walk
Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions  
A Flight 
Frozen Deep
George Silverman's Explanation
Going into Society  
The Haunted Man
Holiday Romance
The Holly-Tree  
Hunted Down
The Long Voyage 
Master Humphrey's Clock  
A Message from the Sea 
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
Public Life of Mr. Trumble, Once Mayor of Mudfog  
Sketches by Boz
The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton  
Sunday under Three Heads
Tom Tiddler's Ground
Travelling Abroad - City of London Churches 
The Uncommercial Traveller
Wreck of the Golden Mary

Incredibly accomplished man! Many of his books are free for Kindle on Amazon or at least incredibly cheap :) everyone should definitely read at least one of his works in their lifetime!


1 comment:

  1. I am currently reading Great Expectations and Little Dorrit is on my tbr. Heard that Little Dorrit is the longest book he wrote.
    Haha, love the photo.


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