Charles Dickens – Still Crazy About Him After All These Years

Tomorrow February 7 is the 200th birthday of the great English novelist Charles Dickens, whose works continue to inspire, delight, amaze, and engage us today. From a ceremony at Westminster Abbey starring actor Ralph Fiennes to the “Dickens at 200” exhibit at New York’s Morgan Library and Museum, celebrations will be held on both sides of the Atlantic. There have been countless movies adapted from his books, with more on the way. PBS’ Sunday night Masterpiece Classic series will air new British productions of “The Old Curiosity Shop” (Feb. 26), “Great Expectations” (April 1 and 8) and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (April 15). Yesterday’s Sun-Times has a wonderful article on the author and his lasting influence.



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