• John O’Rourke

    Editor, BU Today

    John O'Rourke

    John O’Rourke began his career as a reporter at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. He has worked as a producer at World Monitor, a coproduction of the Christian Science Monitor and the Discovery Channel, and NBC News, where he was a producer for several shows, including Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie CouricNBC Nightly News, and The Today Show. John has won many awards, including four Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Award, and five Edward R. Murrow Awards. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Charles Dickens: A Novelist for Our Times

  1. “Natalie McKnight: My first taste of Dickens came with the Mister Magoo animated A Christmas Carol when I was four years old.”

    OMG! That was my first exposure to Dickens when I was about that age, maybe a couple years older.

  2. Natalie, thank you for sharing your enthusiasm about Charles Dickens. I read ‘A Tales of Two Cities’ in a German translation 40 years ago, and just recently read it for the first time in its original English. This is indeed a novel for our times, I have been struck by so many parallels to our COVID crisis. Poverty and hunger. Injustice in the court system. The dying becoming numbers. The book moved me deeply — humor, fabulous storytelling, and so much humanity!

  3. I read Dickens in my younger years and he had an impact on my ideas of justice, prejudice and equality. You have inspired me to read him again. Thanks. And I did love Barnaby Rudge!

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