A Letter to Dickens

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A Letter to Dickens

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feb 7, 2012, 7:18am

There is a rather lovely letter to Dickens in today's "Guardian" newspaper, written by Claire Tomalin. Her new biography of Dickens is well worth reading.

She points out the many changes for the better since his time- no workhouses for example, but also feels that he would find many Mr Merdles and his kind still enjoying success at others expense. I completely agree with her comment that Dickens would have loved modern technology.

The letter can be read on the Guardian website at :

I am sorry not to provide a direct link; I have not yet worked out how to do this on LT.

Oh, and "Happy 200th Mr.Dickens."

feb 7, 2012, 8:47am

Thanks, Maura. HERE is a link to Claire Tomalin again and Jennifer Eagan talking about CD on NPR.

HAPPY 200th, DEAR MR. DICKENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!