Posts tagged with charles-dickens

Nov 5 2019

Better than all those made-for-TV musicals, I suppose.


The first trailer is out for the BBC's upcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, and it looks creepy as hell. Were people really clamoring for more authentic Victorian horror with their...

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Feb 26 2019

What a charmer


Wow: those of us who read Phyllis Rose's Parallel Lives already knew that Charles Dickens was a total asshole to his wife Catherine, but a recent discovery indicates that he was even worse than previously supposed...

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Jan 5 2017



Rachel Vorona Cote just posted an essay called "The Many Bad Moms of Charles Dickens" over on LitHub. It's an interesting read, although anyone who truly wants to wrap their heads around Charles Dickens's opinions on True Womanhood really owes it to themselves to read Phyllis Rose's Parallel Lives. Alternatively...

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Feb 20 2013

Anachronisms ahoy!


Slashfilm is warning us to brace ourselves for Dodge and Twist, a movie retelling of Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist that will combine "the context of a period film with modern action thrills". They're comparing it to Guy Ritchie's recent Sherlock Holmes films...

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Jun 11 2012

65% weird, 35% awesome


The online design community Imprint recently posted an article about a "typographical experiment" called Page 1: Great Expectations. Each page of Page 1 is devoted to the work of a different graphic designer, but they all feature the same text: the first page of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations...

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Nov 7 2011

Miss Havisham: surprisingly young and hot

I just discovered that Helena Bonham-Carter and Gillian Anderson will be playing the role of Miss Havisham in two separate adaptations of Great Expectations due out next year. I'm sure they'll bo...

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Nov 10 2010

Smelling like Charles Dickens

Artisan candlemaker Paddywax has released a line of author-inspired candles. At $25 per 9oz. glass container, you can now scent your home with candles named after Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, He...

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Sep 15 2009

A Christmas Carol gets (even more) cartoonish

I'm sorry, Jim Carrey, but I don't like watching old people fall and get hurt. Not even cartoon old people. I only find slapstick funny when the participants are practically made of rubber, and I...

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Jan 28 2009

Dan Simmons remains awesome.

Dan Simmons (who is God's gift to sci-fi/fantasy fans, seriously) is taking on Charles Dickens:Here's the publisher's synopsis:On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret m...

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Sep 16 2004

Charles Dickens

If your only experience with Charles Dickens's books is reading A Tale of Two Cities for your high school literature class, you aren't doing him justice. I am sorry to say that after that truly e...

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