Take a Look at Charles Dickens Version of ‘Westworld’ from the 1830s

Take a Look at Charles Dickens Version of ‘Westworld’ from the 1830s

If you’re a fan of HBO, or popular culture in general, you probably know about the series Westworld (if not, you should pop on over to HBO immediately following this article and check it out, it’s way too good to miss. Trust me, I watched all of it in one sitting). What you may not know, however, is that, between the years 1837 and 1838, Charles Dickens published a series of short stories in the magazine Bentley’s Miscellany. The collection was titled Mudfog and Other Stories, and included one story, in particular, that bares an eerie resemblance to the popular HBO series.     Image Via AbeBooks   …

New Christmas Movie Will Remind You How Awesome Charles Dickens Is

New Christmas Movie Will Remind You How Awesome Charles Dickens Is

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‘There may be something there that wasn’t there before…’ This could most likely be Dan Stevens’ new wig in order to play the part of the popular Charles Dickens in his new movie coming up. Yes, that may be it.   Image Via Teaser Trailer   The handsome actor will be playing Charles Dickens (alongside Christopher Plummer) in The Man Who Invented Christmas, a somewhat crafted up story about how the author struggled in his career. Somehow he manages to create a holiday, time-travel, ghost, and morality story all rolled up into one as A Christmas Carol.    Image Via …

8 Classic Books That Are Surprisingly Short

8 Classic Books That Are Surprisingly Short

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If you missed out reading the classics in high school or college, then you’re probably not motivated to pick any of them up. Unless a teacher is going to fail you for not reading East of Eden (which is roughly 600 pages), then you’re probably just not going to read it. Which would be unfortunate, by the way, because that book is juicy as hell.   Not every classic is intimidatingly long, though. Here are some classic books that are surprisingly short (which, for the purposes of this list, is 250 pages or less).   1. The Old Man and …

Spend Your Holidays With Charles Dickens!

Spend Your Holidays With Charles Dickens!

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Do you keep telling your friends and family that you want to do something fun this holiday season? Good news…The Ghost of Christmas Plans Past has gone, but the Ghost of Christmas Plans Yet-to-Come has arrived!   Image Via Morgan Library   From November 3rd through January 14th you can visit New York’s breathtaking and historical Morgan Library & Museum for an exhibit on Charles Dickens. ‘Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas’ will be displaying all five of his Christmas book manuscripts together. For the first time EVER. How’s that for a merry Christmas?     Image Via the Telegraph     You will …