charles dickens

Brush up your British history, prospective immigrants told


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Prospective immigrants to Britain will now be expected to be first familiarise themselves with the country's basic history.A handbook for foreigners taking the immigration test puts ... Read more...

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India celebrates - and debates - relevance of Charles Dickens


February 6th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) He gave us Uriah Heep in "David Copperfield", the Artful Dodger in "Oliver Twist", Ebenezer Scrooge in "The Christmas Carol"...characters who live on not ... Read more...

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Dickens Inheritance (To go with Dickensian debate: Is Charles still as relevant after 200 years)


February 6th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Charles Dickens was a prolific writer, who serialised his novels and interspersed it with short stories... A walk through his bibliography.Novels The Pickwick Papers (Serialised during ... Read more...

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Charles Dickens coin to mark his 200 birth anniversary


December 7th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A two pound coin featuring a portrait of British literary genius Charles Dickens will come into use next spring to mark his 200th birth anniversary.Dickens is ... Read more...

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Monument of John Paul II unveiled in Moscow


October 15th, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument to late Pope John Paul II was unveiled Friday in the courtyard of the Moscow's library of foreign languages.It will share the ... Read more...

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Ian McKellen buys historic pub


October 1st, 2011 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) "Lord of the Rings" actor Sir Ian McKellen has bought a historic pub which is said to have helped inspire author Charles Dickens.The Hollywood actor is ... Read more...

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Ashley Greene to star in ‘Olivia Twisted’


September 16th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Ashley Greene has been roped in to star in modern version of Charles Dickens' literary classic "Oliver Twist".Titled "Olivia Twisted", the film will focus on ... Read more...

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We recorded history, we made history: News of the World


July 10th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) The News of the World, a Sunday tabloid that peppered its pages with sex and sensationalism for nearly 168 years, said in its final editorial: "We ... Read more...

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‘Harry Potter’ stars Carter, Fiennes to star in ‘Great Expectations’?


April 25th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 25 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' stars Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter will reportedly team up again in a film adaptation of Charles Dickens novel 'Great Expectations'.According to the Daily Mail, ... Read more...

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Booker biased against crime thrillers: British author (Interview)


February 26th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Best-selling British author and movie producer Peter James has made it his mission to eliminate the stigma of trash associated with crime fiction in his ... Read more...

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Jane Austen fans celebrating Colin Firth’s triumph


January 30th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): To many Jane Austen fans, Colin Firth is Mr Darcy. Though he had been acting for years before, Firth became famous overnight when he starred in 'Pride ... Read more...

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Charles Dickens’ incomplete ‘Edwin Drood’ to get new ending


January 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): 140 years after the death of Charles Dickens, his incomplete book 'The Mystery Of Edwin Drood' is about to get a new ending.Writer Gwyneth Hughes has completed Dickens's ... Read more...

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Vinnie Jones wants comedy roles


January 25th, 2011 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Big screen hard man Vinnie Jones wants to move away from action roles and star in comedy movies.The "Swordfish" star who became an actor after enjoying a successful ... Read more...

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I expanded my story for ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’: Ruskin Bond (Interview)


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Ruskin Bond, the grand old "sahib" from Landour in Mussourie, has been bitten by the tinsel bug. The novelist will make his maiden foray on ... Read more...

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Aamir Khan: Down The Memory Lane With Favorite Childhood Flicks


January 17th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood star Aamir Khan who has the nation at his feet each time any of his flick is released is also quite a film buff himself. The perfectionist star is ... Read more...

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ebook gadgets help popularise literary classics


December 27th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Literary classics by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen are enjoying a revival, thanks to ebook gadgets like the Amazon's Kindle. Kindles were the biggest selling products this Christmas, ... Read more...

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Classic e-novels sales surge this Christmas


December 27th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Britain seems to have finally accepted the trend of electronic books as Amazon confirmed yesterday that Kindles were the biggest selling products this Christmas.Classics like Charles Dickens and ... Read more...

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Klingon Christmas Carol to be staged soon in Chicago


December 21st, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Star Trek fans should be ready to be entertained this Christmas.Coming up on their way is the Star Trek version of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol.” The ... Read more...

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Ebenezer Scroggie to be recognised for his place in literary history


December 19th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 19 (ANI): Scottish merchant Ebenezer Scroggie, who inspired one of the most famous Christmas characters of all time, is all set to be recognised for his place in literary history.The ... Read more...

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Marriage signature reveals Charles Dickens was ‘nervous’ on wedding day


December 11th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A new analysis of marriage signatures of famous authors has shown that Charles Dickens was "nervous" and Oscar Wilde was "uncertain" on their wedding days.The famous author's writing ... Read more...

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Oprah adds Charles Dickens classics to her book club


December 7th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Admitting that she had never before read a book by Charles Dickens, Oprah Winfrey has picked two of the 19th century author's novels as her next book ... Read more...

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‘Pride and Prejudice’ fetches 140,000 pounds at auction


October 30th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) A copy of the first edition of Jane Austen's romantic novel "Pride and Prejudice" has fetched 139,250 pounds at an auction in Britain, more than 150,000 times its ... Read more...

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Karl Marx died poor; Darwin, Dickens richer


August 12th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) No wonder! The enemy of capitalism Karl Marx left just 250 pounds to his name while Charles Darwin, the naturalist who preached the "survival of the fittest" theory ... Read more...

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After Dickens, spy Chapman now quotes Eleanor Roosevelt on Facebook


July 17th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 17 (ANI): Last week she quoted Charles Dickens on Facebook, this time Russian spy Anna Chapman has quoted Eleanor Roosevelt."You gain strength, courage and confidence by every ... Read more...

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Russian spy tells ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ on Facebook


July 14th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Russian spy Anna Chapman has resurfaced on the online social networking website Facebook, posting quotes from Victorean era novel "A Tale of Two Cities", one of the ... Read more...

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Evidence of St Peters’ underground prison found


June 25th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered proof of the theory that St Peter was imprisoned in an underground dungeon by the Emperor Nero before being crucified.Italian archaeologists have found frescoes ... Read more...

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Charles Dickens’ novels get ‘yo speak’ treatment!


June 4th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 04 (ANI): Martin Baum has translated 16 Charles Dickens novels into text-speak or the language of the street.It implies that sentences have received a dialectical touch. For example, the sentence, ... Read more...

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Joseph Fiennes to read literary classics for coffee promotion


March 18th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): Actor Joseph Fiennes has been selected to read out scenes from classic novels to promote Carte Noire coffee.The 'FlashForward' star will pick up passages from books such as ... Read more...

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Nancy Drew stirred rebellion in me: Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Interview)


February 3rd, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Feb 3 (IANS) Forty-year-old Dutch feminist, writer and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali says when she was 13, fictional detective Nancy Drew sowed the seeds of rebellion in her.Talking of ... Read more...

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Howard Zinn, The Author Of “A People’s History” Passes Away


January 28th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Howard Zinn who was an author, a Boston University historian, a teacher and a political activist who opposed US involvement in Vietnam, died on Wednesday in ... Read more...

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Becks’ book more famous than Charles Dickens’!


January 19th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Celebrity culture seems to be killing off classic tales that have entertained generations.A new poll has shown that most kids know the title of David Beckham's autobiography ... Read more...

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Avatar, Star Trek and District 9 lead Producer’s Guild awards shortlist


January 6th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Sci-fi movies 'Avatar', 'Star Trek' and 'District 9' are the top three films in the race to win the best picture award at the Producer's Guild of America ... Read more...

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Colin Firth despises X-Mas


December 27th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 27 (IANS) English actor Colin Firth has confessed that he despises Christmas and even the festive season's music makes him furious. The actor says he is like the famous grump ... Read more...

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Charles Dickens’ toothpick sells for more than $9000


December 16th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A toothpick, which once belonged to the legendary author Charles Dickens, has sold for a whopping $9,150. It was an ivory and a gold toothpick ... Read more...

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Everyone has a bit of Scrooge in him: Jim Carrey (Interview)


November 7th, 2009 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delh, Nov 7 (IANS) Charles Dickens' classic character Ebenezer Scrooge, the mean ill-tempered and miserly protagonist of "A Christmas Carol", is being reprised on screen by Hollywood funnyman ... Read more...

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