Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens!
Today the world celebrates the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, the writer of such masterworks as Oliver Twist and Great Expectations, and probably the first modern "celebrity author."
Do you want to learn more about Dickens? Here's a good place to start.
Do you want to get in on the fun? Then head over to Dickens 2012, which has a list of events taking place around the world, from Zurich to New York to London to Dickens' birthplace, in Portsmouth, UK.
Are you going to do anything to mark the occasion today? If so, head down to the comments and tell us. If not, tell us about your favorite Dickens book.
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