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Science and literature: a tale of two Dickens

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 16 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2169

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In Praise of British Literature

British English is the mother tongue and standard for the English-speaking world. So it’s no surprise that British literature is likewise an exemplar for the literary world. It’s hard to imagine that anyone will ever surpass the work of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Blake, Austen, Keats, Dickens, Doyle, or Woolf. Kudos to Great Britain for novelist Charles Dickens, whose vivid Victorian characters have inspired worldwide entertainment, study, and social reform. 

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16 May 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA