Tuesday, February 7, 2012
today is the 200th anniversary of charles dicken's birth on february 7, 1812. i've read a lot of dickens over the years, and my favorite is still is "oliver twist" - which i and legions of students first read in high school english classes. this may have more to do with the film, "oliver!," which i forever associate with the novel.
while "oliver twist" is the clearly the sentimental favorite, as a trusts and estates lawyer, "bleak house" is more up my alley :D
the morgan library is holding a special dickens exhibition to celebrate his 200th birthday - which includes the original exhibition to "a christmas carol." if you're a fan of dickens, don't pass it up!