The Internet is abuzz with much celebration for the bicentenary day of one Mr. Charles Dickens. Perhaps this is the year for your book club to read one of Mr. Dickens classic novels and even watch one of the many film adpatations (two versions of Great Expectations out this year!).
Where to find all the Dickens coverage?
- The Guardian is celebrating with several articles on Mr. Dickens, a “fiendishly difficult” quiz, and several Digested Reads.
- Dickens2012.org offers information on the British Council’s global celebration and events & performances scheduled throughout 2012.
- TIME Entertainment is counting down to their favorite Dickens novel and Flavorwire offers up the 10 best Dickens characters.
- Like Charles Dickens on Facebook and get great updates from Vintage Books delivered to your News Feed.
If you’re like me and have never read a Charles Dickens novel, then this really is the perfect year to do so! We have several copies of his novels in the PCLD system and you can find public domain versions in several eBook formats at Project Gutenberg.