Nächste Woche begeht die literarische Welt den 200. Geburtstag von Charles Dickens. Welchen seiner Romane man heute unbedingt lesen sollte und was Dickens mit Stephen King zu tun hat, erklärt der Journalist Dietmar Dath.
Charles Dickens Takes America — Charles Dickens is best known for chronicling life in London, but he also wrote about the United States – and not in a flattering light. When touring the U.S. and Canada with his wife, Dickens found many American customs repugnant. Tune in to learn more.
For nearly two centuries, Charles Dickens’ colorful characters and memorable expressions have worked their way into the vernacular. The prolific 19th-century English novelist left behind 989 named characters and two dozen novels full of the pathos and comedy of London’s rich and poor.
The beloved storyteller was born on Feb. 7, 1812. He had little formal education, but his novels made him famous in his own time, and continue as classics in ours. His two-dozen works of fiction have never gone out of print.