It’s finally here! The Dickens Episode! It’s okay to have complicated feelings about the man, but we have to admit that his works are important to our society and culture. Some of them, at least.

Show Notes

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Here are the links relating to the episode:

10 Surprising Facts About Charles Dickens! (This link has the link to YouTube where Miriam Margoyles makes fun of Dickens’ first love.)

This is an even more condensed introduction to Dickens.  It’s a quick read.

Handy-dandy Article on the Guardian that details what books by Dickens to start with.

The Dark Side of Dickens, written by an Indian woman.

The Dark Side of Dickens, from The Atlantic.  This article made some people ANGRY.

Charles Dickens Was a Terrible Person.  This one details his misogyny in his writing.

“Charles Dickens defined Victorian England. Racist or not, we need to hear his voice.” This is one of the more measured articles defending Dickens.  Some of them were straight-up crazypants.

Charles Dickens’ Anti-Semitism.  This one’s a doozy. Very complex.