Happy Birthday Charlie Dickens

Happy Birthday Charlie Dickens

As you (like Google) may know, author Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago today. He was a peculiar person, being obsessive-compulsive, a practical joker and an egomaniac and all, but he was pretty odd as a writer, too. He published his novels in weekly or monthly installments before he finished them, which must have been nerve-wracking for author and editor alike.

Serial writing, one episode at a time, without a predetermined ending. Maybe we should think of Dickens as a sort of Victorian blogger.


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One Response to “Happy Birthday Charlie Dickens”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “A Far, Far Better Cartoon Gag,” Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker blog

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