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.
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Charles Dickens: A Life - Books and Arts Daily - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
It’s 200 years since the birth of the great English writer Charles Dickens. In much of the English speaking world, Charles Dickens remains a literary force of nature and an endless source of fascination to writers and filmmakers. He wrote 15 major novels; we all know the names of at least some of them: Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and Bleak House. His characters, from the Artful Dodger to Miss Havisham, Little Nell and Peggotty are part of our shared imagination. British writer Claire Tomalin is one of the great writers of biography. Her new book is Charles Dickens: A Life.
Claire Tomalin, Writer and Author of Charles Dickens: A Life and (previously), The Invisible Woman (an account of Dickens’ relationship with actor Ellen Ternan), as well as biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft and Samuel Pepys.
Title: Charles Dickens: A Life
Author: Claire Tomalin
Publisher: Penguin Viking
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.
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.
Popliteratur aus dem 19 Jahrhundert - Dietmar Dath über den Schriftsteller Charles | Thema | Deutschlandradio Kultur
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.
Mondo Diablo Episode 287: This Podcast Shall be the Finest Podcast in the Whole of London This Christmas!
This show is a treat, I tell you, a treat, because not only do you get Alastar Sim as Scrooge, you get ME informing you of Important Education Things. And nothing says "Christmas" like Lectures.
From The Classic Tales Podcast comes The Cricket on the Hearth in three parts, of which I provide a link to the first. Get it now because these are in short rotation before they go into B.J. Harrison’s Audible store. (http://classictales.libsyn.com/rss)
This is the first free classic short story download from Naxos available every week until Hallowe’en! Every week from now until Hallowe’en, Naxos AudioBooks is giving away a free chilling short story download from Classic Ghost Stories. Read with relish by Stephen Critchlow, they are perfect listening for autumn evenings… (http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/245912.htm)
Get it while it’s hot.
WTP 224: N. Korea Cell Network, Robot Ethics, Iraqi Net Art, Digitizing Dickens, and Cloud Computing
News from North Korea, where a 3G cell phone network has just been launched. We also talk robot ethics, and hear about an interesting Iraqi art project that incorporates the Internet. And we end with a neat little piece on an effort to digitize the novels of Charles Dickens. Oh, and another hidden track at the end. Shhhhh….Show notes, links and pics at tinyurl.com/wtpblog.