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Happy 200th Birthday to Charles Dickens!

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Today is the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth, and events to celebrate his legacy are taking place in his native UK and in the US. According to an article in today’s LA Times, Dickens has inspired more TV, film, and stage adaptations of his works than any other writer. Check out this list of Dickens DVDs in Pepperdine’s library collections.

If you’d like to see how some of Dicken’s works first appeared, the Special Collections and University Archives department in Payson has a first edition of The Cricket on the Hearth (1845) and two serial editions of other Christmas stories, from 1863 and 1865 (pictured below). Stop by room 326 in Payson Library to see them or contact Melissa Nykanen at (310) 506-4434 or at

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