Charles Dickens 200th Birthday

At the time of his death, Dickens had made a name for himself not merely as the author of more than 14 novels (The Mystery of Edwin Drood was half done when he was felled by a stroke), but as a magazine editor, playwright,

In this, the bicentenary of Dickens' birth, the Rt Rev Peter Torkiss, Bishop of Yoxford, reflects on the role of the civil partnership in Dickens' novels. 'Whenever I read Our Mutual Friend, I am struck afresh by how fascinated Dickens was by the joy

By Bryony Jones CNN LONDON (CNN) — Charles Dickens is one of the world's best-loved writers, whose books — and the countless film and TV adaptations they inspire — still keep readers (and viewers) on the edge of their seats.

By Margaret Vergith The Royal Oak Public Library has a display of Charles Dickens works near the south entrance of the library. Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of England's most prolific and celebrated Victorian

By Tanyanika Samuels / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS While Charles Dickens is best known for such classics as Great Expectations , a global festival marking the British author's 200th birthday this month is spotlighting some of his earlier works.