Charles Dickens beat out Keira Knightley for the lead story in the entertainment section of the Toronto Star today, with an article featured here on a local collector of his works. The paper also had a cool map of places in Toronto that Dickens visited on his 1842 visit to North America, which I don’t see reproduced online.
We are still a couple of weeks away from Dickens’s 200th birthday, on February 7th. It will be interesting to see what kind of mainstream media coverage the big event gets, in addition to the academic conferences and special publications being planned. Seems like the Victorians have enough cachet to trump starlets.