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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and other popular novels of 19th-century England. Charles Dickens grew up in poverty, and it shows in his writing: he is k…

A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

The First of the Three Spirits Marley's Ghost MARLEY was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, …

Brewer's: Dickens

(See Boz.) Dickens is a perverted oath corrupted from “Nick.” Mrs. Page says - “I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.” - Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor…

Toy Story 2

Directors:John Lasseter and Ash BrannonWriters:John Lasseter, Peter Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlain, and Chris WebbDisney; G; 92 minutesRelease:11/99Voices of…

Joseph STORY

STORY, Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marblehead, Mass., September 18, 1779; attended Marblehead Academy; was graduated from Harvard University in 1798; studied law; was a…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science American His…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science American Histor…

Charles Mackay

English writer Charles Mackay was a 19th-century chronicler of culture and events and a successful poet and lyricist. During his career as a journalist he worked for London's Morning Chronicle (1835-…

Charles Fort

Charles Hoy Fort was a writer who spent his time at the library, taking notes from scientific journals and formulating a response to what he considered their suppression of anomalous data. He became o…

Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski was a drunken loafer and prolific writer known best for writing the autobiographical screenplay for Barfly (1987). "Hank" Bukowski was born in Germany but spent almost all of h…