As well learned individuals over here in the AatI tower, fine educated specimens versed in all manner of arts and sciences, we were delighted and reassured to hear of the present celebrating the past with Google’s release of its Charles Dickens doodle, in honour of the dead wordsmith’s birthday.
And here it is. As pleasing a doodle that ever there was.
Dickens’ realistic portrayal of lower class life has propelled him to the position of one of the most recognisable names in literature. The Victorian precursor to Mike Leigh productions such as Abigail’s Party and Life is Sweet, a name that has inspired its own common adjective ‘Dickensian’, a legend of our culture; today, raise a glass to Charles John Huffam (?!) Dickens.