Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a Victorian novelist who penned such works as A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, The Pickwick Papers, and Oliver Twist.


Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
  • A Sesame Street sketch in which Bert vocally copies Ernie's drumming, features Bert reading A Tale of Two Breakfasts. From the book, he reads the line, "It was the best of oatmeals, it was the worst of oatmeals."
  • The Muppet Meeting Film "Sales Savvy" begins with the narrator reciting "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
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Oliver Twist
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