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May 2002
Updated JUNE, 2007

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
All about Dickens.
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12

http://www.fidnet.com/~dap1955/dickens/index.html

CONTENT:
The Charles Dickens Page offers information about this important author, his works and the London of the 19th century.
AESTHETICS:
This site has a lot of text but uses appropriate font size and spacing. It is interspersed with small graphics that enhance the content.
ORGANIZATION:
Navigation is easy with the left-side menu of major areas of the site. The content text also has embedded links to subsequent areas of the site with more information on the topic and to outside sources.
REVIEW:
This site is a great overview of the life and times of Charles Dickens. There is a lot of material here and it is covered very well. Visitors will find a biography, plot summaries for the novels, explanations of the characters, original illustrations, and a discussion of the artist who created them, time lines that place Dickens in historical context and much more. Information about 19th-century London is available along with an interactive map. Users can click on a location on the map to see how that particular place relates to Dickens's works. Included are a bibliography and a categorized list of links to more information on the Web. Be sure to check out the interesting sidebar information.
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Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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5/8/2002

 

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