Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles John Huffam Dickens, well-known English novelist and short-story author. Dickens is considered by some to be one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian period.
Some of Dickens' better known works include The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Barnaby Rudge, Bleak House, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, to name just a few.
The Blume Library provides many print and online resources where you can learn more about Charles Dickens and his writings, including Credo Reference, the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the Literature Resource Center.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens!
"Portrait of Charles Dickens." The Bridgeman History of Science. London: Bridgeman, 2006. Credo Reference. Web. 07 February 2012. Portrait by William Powell Frith located in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.