Subject: Father of Ten, Author of Twenty
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Thurs June 10, 1999 at 12:10AM

Father of Ten, Author of Twenty


On this day in eighteen hundred and seventy
The greatest English author there's ever been
Died of a stroke at the very tender age of fifty-eight
After thirty-five years of writing the best novels to date

Defining the novel for many generations yet to come
TheDickensonian characters were resplendently done
Clearly defined, beautifully etched, and so very bright
Providing social relevance and psychological insight

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
11pm Wed. June 9th, 1999

The Works of Chas. Dickens

Sketches by Boz (1836)
The Pickwick Papers (1837)
Nicholas Nickleby (1838)
Oliver Twist (1839)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1840)
Barnaby Rudge (1841)
American Notes (1842)
A Christmas Carol (1843)
Martin Chuzzlewit (1844)
Cricket on the Hearth (1845)
Pictures from Italy (1846)
Dombey and Son (1848)
David Copperfield (1850)
Bleak House (1853)
Hard Times (1854)
Little Dorritt (1857)
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Great Expectations (1861)
Our Mutual Friend (1865)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870)