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December 9, 2010 5:24 pm

Oprah selection sparks Dickens discussion with Nayder in Wall Street Journal

Does Charles Dickens matter?

Professor of English Lillian Nayler helps answer the question in the Dec. 12 Wall Street Journal.

The question was prompted by two of Charles Dickens’ novels — “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations” — being named last week to Oprah Winfrey’s book club.


November 12, 2010 4:12 pm

Bates professor reveals real story of Charles Dickens' wife in new book

Lillian Nayder is a Bates professor whose new biography “The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth” is the first comprehensive portrait of the woman that Charles Dickens married and then repudiated.