Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

QOTD: August

There is no month in the whole year, in which nature wears a more beautiful appearance than in the month of August. Spring has many beauties, and May is a fresh and blooming month, but the charms of this time … Continue reading

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Your New Book Assignment: Dickens’s Batman

Happy Belated Bastille Day! (It was yesterday.)Β I hope you are, like I am, pulling out your copy of A Tale of Two Cities. The latest Batman adaptation was, it turns out, at least partly inspired by Dickens’s oft-mandated book. According … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr Dickens!

There are, on this 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, some clear options when it comes to celebrating. Most of them involve reading. For reading today I pulled from my shelf Great Expectations, for the same reason I did some years … Continue reading

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Jeanne Jugan!

BTW you guys, yesterday was St Jeanne Jugan’s feast day. Here’s what I posted on facebook: Happy feast of Saint Jeanne Jugan! Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009, St Jeanne Jugan was the foundress of the order of the … Continue reading

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Briefly Noted: Hemingway & Greene

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway Scribner, 2003 (/1926). 251 pages. I have a thing for long sentences (e.g.). That’s one reason I love authors like Dickens who without hesitation throw around sentences like, “As to Merrylegs, that respectable … Continue reading

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