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terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2012

Charles Dickens

200 anos de Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.
Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize. Unlike other authors who completed novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized.
Dickens's work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform.


"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Book 1, Chapter 1

"So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise."
“We are who we are. People don't change.” - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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