You'll find us rough, sir, but you'll find us ready. - From David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
By Philip Mause: Charles Dickens had it right - "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness....it was the Spring of hope, it was the Winter of despair..." Confirmation...Show More Summary
New York Times DealBook: A Dickensian Delay at the IRS, by Victor Fleischer (Colorado; moving to San Diego): A plot device in Charles Dickens’s Bleak House follows the interminable case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce through the English Court of Chancery. The litigation winds on for years until, finally, the costs...
What's the one resource you can't borrow, invest, or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, Charles Dickens, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, and others. Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one another. Show More Summary
The half-hour show "Dickensian" will see characters from the English author's books meet "in the most surprising of ways," the British public broadcaster says. read more
The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. - Charles Dickens in Bleak House
Based on Lloyd Jones’ eponymous novel, about a teenage girl on a tropical island who becomes enamored with Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Will her imagination prove to be her undoing or her inspiration to persevere? Hat Tip Li...
In 1862, Fyodor Dostoevsky met Charles Dickens… Or did he? In a thoroughly researched piece for the Times Literary Supplement, Eric Naiman tells the thrilling story of how one – or two? or several? – hoaxers managed to dupe biographers, New York Times reviewers, London Review of Books editors as well as readers of numerous [...]Show More Summary
Mobile-technology company Vringo announced its 2012 earnings last week, and as Charles Dickens would say: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Vringo, which specializes in mobile entertainment applications and application...Show More Summary
Think you can tell the difference between the writings of Charles Dickens, pretty much all-around acknowledged master of Victorian fiction, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton, widely considered "the worst writer in history?" Well, according to a new study published in the Journal of Quantitative...
In the Daily Mail Mark Howarth reports Charles Dickens... or the world's worst writer ? Blind reading test found 48% couldn't tell difference between literature great and ridiculed novelist, and in The Guardian Alison Flood takes issue...Show More Summary
In a letter dated 1858, Charles Dickens guessed George Eliot’s true identity: I have observed what seem to me to be such womanly touches, in those moving fictions, that the assurance on the title-page is insufficient to satisfy me, even now. If they originated with no woman, I believe that no man ever before had [...]
In a special Google Docs demonstration online, you can collaborate on a story with Charles Dickens, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. As you type your text into the demo...Show More Summary
(Would you like some writing advice from Charles Dickens as you accompany him on his rounds assisting fallen women? How about having F. Scott Fitzgerald tell you about revealing character as the two of you have a drink--actually, 12 drinks--at...
Still dazed by losing an hour this morning? Please! You’ve got it easy. Take a moment to consider what the characters go through in these 12 time-traveling stories: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (1843) Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy … Continue reading ?
Upon first glance, this 358-square-foot flat on London's Tavistock Street is nothing exceptional, and yet the one-bedroom, listed for £475K—that's about $720,100—has already received an offer. Yes, the pad is minutes away...
Rupert Everett has just won an award for playing Oscar Wilde in David Hare's melancholy play, The Judas Kiss, at the Duke of York's, and it's not difficult to reckon why.
Evade space worms, diagnosis an outbreak in a rural village, and read a little Charles Dickens. Nope, not retelling your dream from last night, just previewing a few of the things you can do with this round of the week's best iPad apps. More »
'Spectacular' adaptation translates the spirit and humanity of Dickens's classic novel to the stage Hot Ticket LAST UPDATED AT 07:25 ON Tue 19 Feb 2013 What you need to know A stage version of Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations has opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End. Show More Summary
Charles Dickens is now afflicted with Sherlock Holmes syndrome. That’s the new, action-oriented Holmes from Warner Bros. and Guy Ritchie — not any of the other versions that have existed over the years. When a creator tells stories with universal appeal they invariably become subject to contexts and varied re-tellings that never would have occurred [...]