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Why Charles Dickens' novels make great TV

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As the BBC adapts Great Expectations and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the writers and producers explain Dickens' appeal.

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Charles Dickens' Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering - Daily Beast

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Charles Dickens' Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering
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Dickens being Dickens, the death of Mary Hogarth did not drive him to record only one girl's fate.

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Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference

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Looking closely at the work of Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and James McNeill Whistler, Rebecca N. Mitchell reframes conventional considerations of Victorian empathy and argues that the recognition of alterity, and not identification, is the basis of the intersubjectivity depicted in realist texts and paintings. In the nineteenth century, encounters with the other are represented through the disconnection between subjects within the novel or painting’s space; representation of that intersubjective inscrutability is elemental to the realist project.


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Charles Dickens : Life - TheQuotes.Net – Motivational Quotes

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suresh mari's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:39 AM

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. -Charles Dickens

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(EN) - Literature, writing, art, graphic design, and technology: Glossary of Terms | writedesignonline.com

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"The following terms pertain to literature, writing, art, graphic design, and technology."


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Graphic Design lingo, explained...

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"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

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Loudlit.org has a collection of audio books, many retrieved from Project Gutenberg with audio via Librivox.org.

 

Here you can read along to the audio of Dicken's Great Expectations.

 

Unless you're a big fan of classic fiction, this is going to seem like hard work for language learning, but it's a good resource for general language input for upper intermediate and advanced learners (listen regularly for a short period).  You can also work on a short section using the shadow reading technique, where you keep the volume quite low and try to read aloud with the reader; this helps fluency and intonation.  Otherwise you can just listen and note words which are not pronounced as you expected, and look for patterns there.

 

Loudlit also has children's literature and poetry sections.


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Jay Kay's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:14 AM

Wonderful for that long flight, or that commute in traffic

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A novel approach: Filmmakers' raid on classic literature

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THE giants of literature are set to rule this season's cinema box office after a raid on the classics by filmmakers.
On the big screen soon will be 10 films inspired by literary masterpieces - from new versions of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Victor Hugo's Les Miserables to Yann Martel's 2003 Booker Prize-winner Life of Pi. All three are getting early Oscars buzz.
Seven of the novels being crafted into film are by authors born in the 19th century, including Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, L. Frank. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - proof that these best-selling, highly regarded and much-loved tales have enduring themes and characters that remain relevant in a modern world.
While classic novels have been portrayed on the big screen virtually since the dawn of cinema, Monash University associate professor and author Brian McFarlane says it is unusual to have so many adaptations released within weeks of one another.
"You don't usually get so many of the big names all in one go,'' says McFarlane, who has lectured on the adaptation of literature to film for more than 30 years.
"These stories being adapted now all have powerful narrative lines, a clarity of storytelling and a striking assemblage of interesting characters.''
Actor and comedian David Walliams, who features as Uncle Pumblechook in Mike Newell's all-star Great Expectations, is not surprised the world's great novels are getting new treatment.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/a-novel-approach-filmmakers-raid-on-classic-literature/story-e6frfmvr-1226496471913#ixzz29Tyuw0xg


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The Life of Charles Dickens (BBC)

A brilliant cartoon intro to England's greatest novelist.

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Dickens in Context

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Explore the themes in Charles Dickens's work with videos, performances by Simon Callow, orginal sources and historical materials.

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Dickens in the West End: Great Expectations, adaptations and ...

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by Emma Curry, Birkbeck College. Dickens writes in The Old Curiosity Shop of the strange feeling of flatness we experience a short time after an exciting event. He describes Kit Nubbles spending a pleasurable half-holiday off ...
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