Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens!

2012 is Charles Dickens’ year but today it’s been 200 years since one of the most famous English writers was born. He changed the concept of literature by entertaning the general public and creating some of the most iconic characters in Europe. His works, that got him out of his very humble origins, have influenced later literary authors, but also present day movies and even movie characters.

To celebrate 2012 and to give Mr. Dickens another opportunity (Great Expectations was not one of my favourite readings regarding style back in 2010) I bought Bleak House, one of his most complex and longer novels. As usual, I chose the Penguin Clothbound Edition and can’t wait to read it.

Last, but not least, I’d like to highlight how I admire Charles Dickens as a person: deeply affected by his humble origins, he took his writing and selling to previously unknown levels in the market and we have all inhereted that. Books are something we buy, we borrow, something we have a huge access to, but they are also a source of entertainmente. Furthermore, we are fans of certain authors and create countdowns to their next published novel, we are all, Charles Dicken’s children.

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