Charles Dickens

English novelist
(1812 - 1870)

Activities 'A Christmas Carol'
Games 'A Tale of Two Cities'
Resources 'Oliver Twist'

(Updated on 11/01/2017)



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  • Dickensian - An ambitious re-working of the world of Dickens for BBC One
    "Where The Old Curiosity Shop sits next to The Three Cripples Inn, and Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a busy Victorian street.
    This Christmas, BBC One transports you to 19th century London, to a world where some of Charles Dickens’ most iconic characters co-exist, including Scrooge, Inspector Bucket and a young Miss Havisham...
    The full Media Pack, including interviews with cast and crew, facts about the production, a map of the set and episode synopses, can be downloaded here." (pdf)



  • The mysterious tale of Charles Dickens's raven
    "Charles Dickens’s beloved pet raven not only inspired the author but other great artists. Lucinda Hawksley tells the story of a charismatic bird...
    Although there is no concrete proof, most Poe scholars are in agreement that the poet’s fascination with Grip was the inspiration
    for his 1845 poem The Raven.  "
  • Why the world still loves Charles Dickens - 17 December 2014
    "Festivals celebrating the great writer take place every year, from Texas to Mumbai to Holland.
    What makes him so attractive, all these years after his death? Lucinda Hawksley investigates."

  • Charles Dickens, British Library
    "Our new Discovering Literature section has a dedicated Charles Dickens page which has exclusive articles
    written by scholars on the topic as well as scans of Dickens’s early work available nowhere else."





  • DICKENS WORLD, in Chatham, Kent :

    • Dickens World
      "A $120m theme park that celebrates the life and writings of Charles Dickens has opened in Britain..."

      in Chatham, Kent

    • A Charles Dickens theme park "opens in Kent soon, promising an authentic taste of the novelist's Victorian world..."

    • Dickens World "is a brand new, innovative and exciting indoor visitor complex themed around the life, books and times of one of Britain s best loved authors, Charles Dickens. It will take visitors on a fascinating journey through Dickens  lifetime as they step back into Dickensian England and are immersed in the urban streets, sounds and smells of the 19th century..."



  • Talking to - Your chance to talk to the great names of the past :
    Jane AUSTEN - Charles DICKENS - William SHAKESPEARE - George ORWELL - Virginia WOOLF - Thomas HARDY - Abraham LINCOLN



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