Articles tagged charles dickens

Smells and Bells, Halls and Hells: ‘The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London’

The mud, rain, smoke, fog, and excrement that abounded meant whatever one's rank, the weather and the smells took their toll on one's health, one's clothing, and one's nerves.

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Nobody Should Feel Embarrassed to Read YA Fiction

Young Adult literature is not just for kids, and it fills an important niche left vacant by much of contemporary "adult" fiction.

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Finding Resolution to ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

Writer Gwyneth Hughes gallantly strives to solve the biggest mystery of Charles Dickens' Edwin Drood: how it ends.

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Reality, and Then Some, as Conveyed in ‘The Wire’ and ‘Oliver Twist’

The spoonful of sugar that The Wire employs in relating its harsh theme is all wrapped up in that medicine's themes of fatalism. The humor employed in Oliver Twist highlights the opposite: the needlessness of the system that allows orphans to starve to death.

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30 Jul 2009 // 10:00 PM

Bleak House

The special edition of this Dickens classic is an admirable example of the superiority of the Blu-ray format, highlighting the voluptuous period settings and finely wrought details in every episode of the 2005 mini-series.

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14 Jul 2009 // 10:00 PM

Little Dorrit

Primarily set in the institution of debtor’s prison, this shouldn’t resonate so deeply but it does, because these days it feels like the entire world has become a debtor’s prison.

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2 Jun 2009 // 9:59 PM

The Old Curiosity Shop

If you like your Dickens dark, this is about as bleak as it gets.

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26 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Drood by Dan Simmons

Charles Dickens' last, unfinished novel is given new life in a story about the competitive friendship between Wilkie Collins and Dickens, both obsessed with a mysterious man named Drood.

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17 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Oliver Twist

Director Coky Giedroyc uses stark colors, complex textures, and an unusual soundtrack to bring to life the classic characters and complement some fabulous acting talent.

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The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

// Short Ends and Leader

"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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