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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Dickens Turns 203 Today

The real Sir Charles:  greatest (and funniest?) novelist in the English language.  If you have never plunged in, do not ignore the lesser-known "Hard Times" and "Our Mutual Friend." Also: "A Tale of Two Cities" is great, even if you did read it in 8th grade.   "Bleak House" may be the greatest--also, the basis for one of the best series ever on PBS, from 2005.    It kicked off my own obsession, which included a visit to his house in London.  Here's the trailer:

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