Speaking of Dickens…

December 26, 2005 @ 5:24 am | Filed under: Books, Chesterton & Dickens

I’d love to read a good biography of Charles Dickens. Does anyone have a recommendation for me? Thanks!


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  1. Did you know that there’s one by Chesterton? I have it on my shelf but haven’t read it yet. It’s called: Charles Dickens: The Last of the Great Men.

    The American Chesterton Society conference in Minnesota next year (2006) will be on Dickens.

  2. You were probably looking for something a bit more substantial, but this website has a lengthy (for an article length piece) biography of Dickens. I found it quite interesting.
    http://www.dickens-literature.com/l_biography.html

  3. Chesterton! I don’t know where my brain is this morning. Nancy JUST mentioned that book in a comment to the Dickens piece I posted the other day. It’s the 100th anniversary of the book, she said. And I looove Chesterton. OK, there’s a fun assignment for my new year…Thanks, both of you.

  4. And I was just going to apologize because I didn’t see Nancy’s post until after I wrote the above post. Another happy mistake I guess.

    By the way, I think Nancy and I will both be attending the conference. It’s my 12 year old who wants to go so badly. She LOVES Chesterton and is in the process of memorizing the Ballad of the White Horse. I’ll have to do a little brushing up on Dickens (and hope to read the biography as well) since I haven’t read anything except A Christmas Carol since high school. It’s funny because A Tale of Two Cities is a favorite from high school – I wrote a college entrance essay on it. But my husband hated it – he found it extremely tedious in high school. I chalk it up to the difference between relaxed homeschooling and the very rigorous classical academy my husband attended.

  5. I’m thrilled–my library has a copy of the Chesterton Dickens bio. Can’t wait to start!

    I’m going to take the advice of commenters on my earlier Dickens post and give Pickwick another chance. And Bleak House is on this year’s list, too, for sure!

    The Chesterton conference sounds like great fun! Can’t wait to hear all about it…