[My Top Cold Weather Writers] Honorable Mention: Charles Dickens


Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

REASON: Is it possible to get through winter without pulling out a volume of Dickens? What a desperate, weary, chilly world his characters inhabit! It is enough to make the pages freeze mid-turn. 

“Bleak, dark, and piercing cold, it was a night for the well-housed and fed to draw round the bright fire, and thank God they were at home; and for the homeless starving wretch to lay him down and die. Many hunger-worn outcasts close their eyes in our bare streets at such times, who, let their crimes have been what they may, can hardly open them in a more bitter world.”-Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

If you missed My Top Six Cold Weather Writers, go here.

For Honorable Mention: Christina Rossetti, go here.

Thanks to Tom Gething for reminding me that Charles Dickens deserves a place on my list!

6 thoughts on “[My Top Cold Weather Writers] Honorable Mention: Charles Dickens

  1. Oh absolutely. Because even in summertime in those times, Britain was cold, drafty, misty, drizzly, patch worked, disease-ridden and threadbare. Dickens is a hardy perennial but especially fun in WInter!


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