Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Music in the Name

Inspired by the wealth of attention being paid to Charles Dickens during 2012, the 200th anniversary of his death, I have been enjoying revisiting his novels, currently  David Copperfield.

It is striking how musical Dickens was in his naming of the characters: sound, association, image, tonality, all conjured up by Miss Murdstone, Mr. Creaker, Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwell.