Category Archives: Charles Dickens

What would you gamble for a better life?

Many people of the British Empire were ready to risk anything for a better future. People emigrating to India endured a three-month voyage on ships that were tossed about like corks. Then, they had to cope with conditions so foreign … Continue reading

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The secret of Charles Dickens’ success

Charles Dickens has been the most beloved English novelist for nearly two hundred years. Why? What is the secret of his ability to speak to people across the centuries and have them listen? I believe the most important source of … Continue reading

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