A "Read" Letter Day For Dickens January 29, 2010

Mr. Charles Dickens’s Last Reading.(George C. Leighton for The Illustrated London News, Vol.56, 1870.) Of the greatest writer of the Elizabethan age, William Shakespeare, so little is known that many doubt him to be the true author of his incomparable plays. At the other end of the biographical spectrum is the greatest writer of the Victorian age, Charles Dickens. As British writer Simon Callow put it: “Of Shakespeare, we know next to nothing; of Dickens…

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