Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

Brooklyn Public Library’s Most Borrowed Book

When I was a young child I spent quite a lot of time in Brooklyn. I did the usual things that Brooklyn kids did; I played stick ball in the street and stuffed my face at the corner candy store. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, Libraries, USA, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Library of Short Stories

The Library of Short Stories  is a website which compiles and share sout-of-copyright fiction for anyone to peruse. The site collects all types of short stories across various genres – you have your classic Conan Doyle, Dickens, Chekov, Hemingway and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Summer Reading

 

Posted in Art, Books | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Library of Short Stories

I recently discovered The Library of Short Stories  a website which compiles and shares out-of-copyright short fiction. The free site collects short stories across various genres. There’s classic Conan Doyle,Lovecraft, Dickens, Poe, and so much more. Here’s what the site … Continue reading

Posted in Books, ebooks, Europe, History, Libraries, USA | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Updating The Classics

 

Posted in Art, Books | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ring In The New Year

The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, commonly referred to as The Chimes, is a novella written by Charles Dickens and first published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol. It … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Europe, History, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tis the Dickensian Season

h/t Tom Gauld  

Posted in Art, Books, Writing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

It was the best of times…

I was quite amused by Eli Grober’s piece in the New Yorker, where he rewrote the opening sentences of iconic novels to make them reflect the insanity of our pandemic times. Here are a few choice examples : “A Tale of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Ghost of Christmas

If you are a habitué of certain regions of social media, it’s likely that you have stumbled upon the work of Brian Bilston who has been called the “unofficial poet laureate of Twitter” for his clever, digestible, pun-tastic poetry. He recently … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Writing | Tagged , | 1 Comment

How Dickensian

A big thanks and a tip of the hat to TBTP reader Lucy from the UK for sending me the marvelous Dickens cartoon (below) by the great Tom Gauld. If you follow this humble blog, you will be aware that … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Europe, History, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment