The Leonard Lopate Show

Charles Dickens in Love

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Robert Garnett discusses the author Charles Dickens and the women he loved. When Charles Dickens died in 1870, the first person named in his will turned out to be an unknown woman named Ellen Ternan, whose conspicuous presence in his will was a mystery. She was not the first woman who had fired his imagination. In Charles Dickens in Love, Garnett narrates the story of the most intense romances of Dickens’s life, and shows how his novels reveal his affections and serve as memorials to the young women he loved all too well, if not always wisely.

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The Takeaway

200th Birthday of Charles Dickens

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

A day of Great Expectations for fans of Charles Dickens. Today's marks the 200th birthday of the writer who gave us "A Tale of Two Cities," "A Christmas Carol," "David Copperfield," among many others. Joining us now from the BBC's studio's in Cambridge England is Dr Jan-Melissa Schramm a Dickens fan, a lecturer in Victorian literature at Trinity Hall of Cambridge University.