12-02-2006 06:57 PM
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~ Francis Bacon
12-03-2006 03:32 PM
On this date, December 2, in 1867, Charles Dickens gave his first public reading in America in a theater in New York City.
Thanks Lizzie for reminding us of this. Has anyone read his American Notes, written after his first visit in 1842? There are a couple of interesting quotes here:-
12-03-2006 04:16 PM
And here be some letters from Dickens to our good lady Gaskell..
Great post on the Gaskell thread, Choisya. I'm going to respond as I finish chapter 2....