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Offline Riddikulus

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Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday
« on: February 07, 2012, 05:34:29 PM »
He wrote about life in the modern city, with its lawyers and criminals, bankers and urchins, dreamers and clerks.

He created characters still known to millions Ebeneezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim, Pip and Miss Havisham, Fagin and Oliver Twist. And it made him a star, mobbed by fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

Britain has marked the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, the first global celebrity author and chronicler of a world of urban inequality that looks a lot like the one we live in today.

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Re: Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 05:38:36 PM »
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