Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens! (Featuring Bonanza!)

Two hundred years ago today, a man named Charles Dickens was born in England.

I don't know very much about Charles Dickens, but I did enjoy the 2008 adaptation of Little Dorrit and A Christmas Carol is a very good Christmas classic! I am interested in becoming better acquainted with his works, though.

I always enjoyed this episode of the show Bonanza where Charles Dickens visits Virginia City. I knew that he visited America and that he was very popular, and though I'm not sure how accurate a protrayal of Charles Dickens this is, I enjoyed the episode nevertheless.

Also, don't forget to head over to Old-Fashioned Charm and Of Trims and Frills and Furbelows for their Dickens events, which will continue for the rest of the week!

 God Bless,
 God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet


  1. Haha, it's young Charles Ingalls!
    Wow, Charles Dickens seems kind of rude... although from what I've read, he wasn't too pleased with the USA and didn't hesitate to make it known. :)

  2. How did you dig up that old clip? I grew up with Bonanza - one of my mom's favorite shows. Had my fill of Little House on the Prairie, too. However, give me Austen and Dickens' world - more substance - not so contrived.

    By the way - My teatime post features Lady Cordelia taking tea with Mr. Dickens - teasers on some of his works, too, for inquiring minds . . .

    Joy, Milady!
    Miss Kathy

  3. Miss Dashwood,
    I did not know that! I think I remember reading that when he came to America, he was speaking about copyrights (like in the Bonanza episode), but I didn't know too much about his trip to America.

    Kathryn Ross,
    I remembered seeing that episode on YouTube and searched for it. I think they have the entire episode (plus other episodes) on YouTube.


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