Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Happy Birthday Charlie

Charles Dickens turns 200 today - or he would have were he still alive.   With my admittedly plebeian tastes in literature, Dickens and Twain are a complete banquet.

"You only have to look around our society and everything he wrote about in the 1840s is still relevant," said Dickens' biographer, Claire Tomalin. "The great gulf between the rich and poor, corrupt financiers, corrupt Members of Parliament ... You name it, he said it."

1 comment:

Anyong said...

The obscenely wealthy would not ever understand Dickens or if they did..they practice willfull blindness as does government and the people who run the capitalist system.