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Charles Dickens

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Batman and Charles Dickens, BFFs

Of course Bruce “My parents are dead!” Wayne would be a fan of Charles Dickens. Of course. (The Spectator, via The Beat)


Oh Really?

Reese Witherspoon Is Producing A Genderswapped Great Expectations For The CW

Pip is a girl! Pip is a girl! 


Consider the Following

That Tolkien/Dickens Collaboration You Never Thought To Ask For

A collaboration between J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens may not have ever occurred to you. I mean, aside from the fact that the span of their lives happened almost exactly at a distance of one hundred year’s from each other, they’re also quite different writers. Dickens pioneered the serial novel and was always willing to allow the reactions of his audiences to sway the course of his stories, while Tolkien labored long years polishing complete manuscripts to his exacting specifications.

Don’t worry, it’s not as if anyone has unearthed a time-travel-produced manuscript of The Tale of Two Towers.


million dollar lady

Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham

Here’s your first look at the wonderfully crazypants Helena Bonham Carter in the role of the horribly crazypants Miss Havisham, with onemore below the cut.