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Posted on Tuesday February 7th 2012 at 01:02pm. Its tags are listed below.

Lapham's Quarterly: This is the moment in which Jane Smiley convinces me of Charles Dickens genius:

laphamsquarterly:

If you read one biography of Charles Dickens this year, seriously, make it Jane Smiley’s Charles Dickens: A Life, from the Penguin Lives series. (via LQ web editor michellelegro)

From Charles Dickens: A Life:

He made fun. He made fun of the Civil Service, he made fun of the courts of…