Wordsworth and The Book Fairies celebrate Charles Dickens birthday - Great Expectations

The Book Fairies wish Charles Dickens a very Happy Birthday!

With the help of Wordsworth Books, we celebrated Dickens’ birthday in style.

Book fairies around the UK found perfect locations at which to leave many different books by Charles Dickens – thanks to Wordsworth Editions!

About Charles Dickens:

Charles Dickens, in full Charles John Huffam Dickens, (born February 7, 1812, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England—died June 9, 1870, Gad’s Hill, near Chatham, Kent), English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. His many volumes include such works as A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend.

Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity during his lifetime than had any previous author. Much in his work could appeal to the simple and the sophisticated, to the poor and to the queen, and technological developments as well as the qualities of his work enabled his fame to spread worldwide very quickly. His long career saw fluctuations in the reception and sales of individual novels, but none of them was negligible or uncharacteristic or disregarded, and, though he is now admired for aspects and phases of his work that were given less weight by his contemporaries, his popularity has never ceased.

The most abundantly comic of English authors, he was much more than a great entertainer. The range, compassion, and intelligence of his apprehension of his society and its shortcomings enriched his novels and made him both one of the great forces in 19th-century literature and an influential spokesman of the conscience of his age.

Some happy finders on Dickens’ birthday!

We love nothing more than to hear from those lucky people who stumble upon the books we leave behind. Here are some of those pics we received on Dickens’ birthday!

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