Charles Dickens

Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens! We encourage you to read The Guardian article “Charles Dickens and the Women Who Made Him” written by Dickens’ great-great-great-granddaughter Lucinda Dickens Hawksley. Here is an excerpt: “The real women in Dickens’s life were very different from his domesticated and compliant creations, including three remarkable women in his family. Charles’s paternal… Read More Charles Dickens


The Great Gatsby

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby . . . #qotd #quote #quoteoftheday #FScottFitzgerald #GreatGatsby #novel #sea #ocean #Pacific #CA #LagunaBeach #Laguna


Little Women

Happy Mother’s Day! We celebrate your love and enduring support. You are remarkable! “Touched to the heart, Mrs. March could only stretch out her arms, as if to gather children and grandchildren to herself, and say, with face and voice full of motherly love, gratitude, and humility–‘Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I… Read More Little Women

Field Notes, Literature

UCI Libraries

Orange County has a unique tie to The Bard with Madame Modjeska. You will find elements of her story in UC Irvine’s Spring 2018 exhibit that makes the connection from Stratford to the OC. Professor Marcy Froehlich, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts – Drama, made an incredible presentation last evening about her professional… Read More UCI Libraries