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...century, the Colombian-born Nobel laureate achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. He died at his home in Mexico City on Thursday afternoon at age 87.His flamboyant and melancholy fictional works...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/e-eduardo-castillo/2014-04-19
The Bookworm Sez: This haunted house worth a visit

...House is Haunted" by John Boyne (c.2013, Other Press, $14.95, 293 pages), do you have unseen company?Charles Dickens killed her father.That was where Eliza Caine squarely laid the blame. Father had had a cough for some time, but...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-10-30/the-bookworm-sez-this-
Arts & Entertainment
Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis

...Lewis will be added to Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, alongside others commemorating the accomplishments of Charles Dickens, John Milton, Jane Austen and Geoffrey Chaucer.Some people long for another C.S. Lewis, but the original should...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-11-16/kennedy-huxley-and-lewis
Opinion

...The spoof Airplane!, for instance, lists among the characters and actors: "Author of a Tale of Two Cities: Charles Dickens." The Naked Gun offered this: "In case of tornado: southwest corner of basement."I remember Miranda, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2013-07-13
Community
The Invisible Woman

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Ralph Fiennes teams with screenwriter Abi Morgan to adapt Claire Tomalin's book detailing the clandestine, 13-year-long love affair between celebrated English author Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), whose name was effectively erased from the history books following Dickens' death in 1870. Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander costar. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Alaska's fishing industry is facing hard truths, shaking off its complacency

...to address our fisheries resource issues by offering one word: podsnap. This is an interesting word, based on a Charles Dickens' character, meaning "a person embodying insular complacency and self-satisfaction and refusal to face up to unpleasant...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031802/ope_031802ope0020001.shtml
Opinion
Reflections on the season of Christmas

...is being wreathed in smiles." Unknown "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." Charles Dickens "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122107/oped_3484.shtml
Opinion
A most interesting fish

Question: What fish that's native to the Kenai River was featured in Charles Dickens' first novel? The Dolly Varden char is native to the Kenai. Dolly Varden, a woman known for wearing brightly colored dresses...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2012-03-02/a-most-interesting-fish
Fishing | Outdoors
Great Expectations (2013)

Now Playing Synopsis: Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) adapts Charles Dickens with this Number 9 Films production once again chronicling an orphan (Jeremy Irvine) who learns he has an unknown benefactor and sets off to London with "great expectations." Helena Bonham Carter co-stars. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Great Expectations

Opens Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 Synopsis: Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) adapts Charles Dickens with this Number 9 Films production once again chronicling an orphan (Jeremy Irvine) who learns he has an unknown benefactor and sets off to London with "great expectations." Helena Bonham Carter co-stars. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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