Yesterday, February 7, was the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. (As well as being the birthday of our oldest daughter.) His novels are still gloriously readable after all these years, combining seriousness and humor in a way that has not been equaled since. Here is a worthy tribute, which compares the novelist to Augustine: Happy Birthday to our Mutual Friend » First Thoughts | A First Things Blog.
What are your favorite bits from Dickens?