#charles dickens

Inequality and Want: Scenes From A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A roundup of quotes from A CHRISTMAS CAROL on the themes of inequality and want.

The History Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A brief history of the story behind Charles Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

30 Gloriously Wise Charles Dickens Quotes

30 of the best Charles Dickens quotes collected from his books, short stories, essays, and personal writing, arranged by topic.

Bookish Traditions To Begin This Holiday Season

Many families have several beloved traditions that serve as a centerpiece to their holiday festivities. For the avid book lover, ...

12 Literary Quotes for Your Holiday Cards

Bookish quotes to include in your holiday cards!

Honest Plot Summaries of 19th-Century Novels

What if we summarized those 19th-century classics a little more...honestly?

Glorifying the Working Class Writers

On spending more time appreciating writers from the working class.

Cracking the Names Behind A Christmas Carol

A Dickens scholar explains the meaning behind the names in Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

10 Best Dickens Characters

Ten of Charles Dickens's best and most complicated characters.

AS IF!: Literary References in Clueless

It's not just an adaptation of Emma! Clueless is packed with literary references.

THE NEST is BLEAK HOUSE in Disguise

Why Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's new book THE NEST is a (probably not purposeful) re-telling of Dickens' BLEAK HOUSE

5 Books to Celebrate Charles Dickens’s Birthday

Today is Charles Dickens’s 204th birthday! Celebrate with these five books that explore his life and work. 1. Charles Dickens: ...

Anatomy of a Scene: Great Expectations, Pip and Joe’s Reunion

What already feels like eons ago, at the beginning of 2016, the choice for my first Anatomy of a Scene of the year ...

12 Christmas Stories to Listen to on Spotify

One of my favorite holiday traditions is re-reading Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, usually on Christmas Eve (or Eve Eve), which ...

13 Creepy Bits of Bookish Trivia

These are in no particular order according to creepiness. However, if you’re like me and are terrified by your own ...