Charles Dickens Turns 200 Today!

Today is Charles Dickens' 200th birthday! To mark this occasion there are many blog posts and newspaper articles about him today:

Dickens and Victorian London: 2012 apps and ebooks

A letter to Charles Dickens on his 200th birthday

Happy Birthday, Dickens

Prince Charles leads Charles Dickens celebrations

Also, if you get a chance, check out Google's Doodle today!

We also have a small exhibit on the third floor of King in our Special Collections celebrating Charles Dickens. It will be up all this week.

If you are interested in reading more about him, here are some recent titles we have acquired:

Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4582 .D68 2011

Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin. Copy on Order.

Charles Dickens in Context edited by Sally Ledger and Holly Furneaux. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4588 .C3597 2011

Charles Dickens's American Audience by Robert McParland. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4592.A54 M37 2010

The Cambridge Introduction to Charles Dickens by Jon Mee. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4588 .M44 2010

Finally there are many events planned throughout the world this year to celebrate his life and accomplishments:

Dickens 2012

Dickens and London Display

Dickens Anniversary Kicks Off in London

I myself plan to re-read Great Expectations!