“Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius,” by Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books)
Nick Hornby has been writing about pop culture since the 1990s, most famously his obsessive love of soccer in 1992’s “Fever Pitch” and of music in “High Fidelity,” three years later.
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Kingsolver's “Demon Copperhead,” a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' “David Copperfield,” is Oprah Winfrey's new book club choice.
“Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper)
“Demon Copperhead,” the latest from Barbara Kingsolver, is a modern reimagining of “David Copperfield,” set in Appalachia. But you don’t need to have taken an English lit seminar to enjoy this novel.
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Today is Thursday, June 9, the 160th day of 2022. There are 205 days left in the year.
Today in History
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It's not hard to draw a straight line from Charles Dickens to Armando Iannucci. In each there's a passion for human frailty and absurdity, and, above all, a richness of people...
LONDON (AP) — Vincent Van Gogh left behind just one painting of a British scene, but a new exhibition shows that London was a big influence on the Dutch artist.
The exhibition at Tate Britain charts the time Van Gough spent in the city as a young man between 1873 and 1876.
With the afterglow of Christmas cheer still in the air, we'd like to commend one young girl's mission to share that special feeling of the season. Theresa Letarte, 7, proved to be wise beyond her years.
Christmas is nothing if not tradition.
The story of the Nativity of Christ is told in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. In you want a modern account, turn to Lew Wallace’s “Ben-Hur,” first published in 1880.
Charles Dickens wrote this about the French Revolution:"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 ...
'Twas a few weeks before Christmas across Utah County, and with Thanksgiving passed, Christmas shows were a bounty.
Each theater had prepped its best seasonal play, in hopes of bringing cheer to your holiday.
Every year it feels like we go straight from Halloween to Christmas without even a thought for the glorious holiday we call Thanksgiving. I have often wondered if Thanksgiving would be more of a real holiday — instead of a dinner, parade and football game day — if we decorated and listened to music beforehand.
What Charles Dickens was to Ebenezer Scrooge, what J.M. Barrie was to Peter Pan, the English author A.A. Milne was to Christopher Robin. Each writer published popular tales of iconic characters, earning roaring applause and trainloads of money.
Smart Rating: 90.49Genre: MusicalStarring: Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Mark LesterIn this award-winning adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist (Mark Lester) falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger (Jack Wild) and masterminded by the criminal Fagin (Ron Moody).