More on Charles Dickens
Naturally, Dickens’ gift with the written word made him a persuasive voice in shaping the changes to Victorian society that would develop into Great Britain as we know it today. His gift for mixing dark ideas with a bite of humour and deeply moving prose shaped many of his published works, perhaps the most famous being A Christmas Carol
To this day, the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge is revisited by every kind of media imaginable, and Dickens’ moral lessons on not letting money and overworking overshadow the better things in life are as relevant today as they were when first published in the 1800s.
Although works such as A Tale of Two Cities
and David Copperfield
are often seen as more emotive stories, Dickens is often best known for creating lovably vile villainous characters and rugged street thieves who thrive by their wits.
The mind’s eye can’t help but conjure up smoky chimneys and grubby Londoner’s ruddy cheeks whenever the term ‘Dickensian’ is uttered – a legacy to this prolific author’s impact on fiction and satire alike.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
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