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More on Charles Dickens

Happy 200th birthday to Charles Dickens a little early! (February 7, 1812 is his date of birthday.)

To learn more about the author of Oliver Twist, try the following sites:

The Charles Dickens Museum

Brief Biography from the BBC

George Orwell's Essay on Charles Dickens

The Dickens Project--University of California Santa Cruz

Charles Dickens at 200--Display at The Morgan Library & Museum

How Charles Dickens Saw London--article from Smithsonian.com

Charles Dickens' Grave--Westminster Abbey

Sites for Free eBooks

Since a few different book club members have mentioned using a Kindle or a Nook, I thought this list of sites for finding free ebooks might be useful. I haven't tried all of these yet, so please feel free to leave comments about whatever you use or other sites you know about.

Project Gutenburg--over 33,000 books digitized with the help of volunteers
http://www.projectgutenburg.org

Google Books--Google's Library Project to digitize books in the public domain
http://books.google.com

Inkmesh--searches several sites for free ebooks
http://inkmesh.com

ManyBooks.net--over 29,000 titles in various languages
http://www.manybooks.net

Munseys--focus on fiction
http://www.munseys.com

Baen--science fiction and fantasy titles from Baen Publishing
http://www.baen.com/library