Happy Birthday, Charles! More on the man who made “bah, humbug” part of the English idiom.

I’d like to add to Laura’s post below by directing readers to today’s airing of Morning Edition. Host Linda Wertheimer’s excellent commemoration of one of the world’s most popular and enduring authors offered listeners commentary from other writers, biographical bits, reading remembrances, a variety of linked resources, and more.

David Copperfield  was Dickens’ favorite work — and the first book he wrote in the first person. This illustration (left) circa 1850 depicts Mr. Micawber and young Copperfield. What’s your favorite Dickens? Mine? Oliver Twist.

Barbara L.


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