spot_img

Visit Dickens World: There’s an App for That

L. McMaken
12-15-11
Cincinnati, OH

 

The year is 1862, the place London, the work is Charles Dickens. If you’ve ever wondered what the world of his novels was really like, here is your chance to experience it. An app created by Brother and Sisters Creative Agency, and illustrated by David Foldvari, has just been released to coincide with the Museum of London’s Dickens exhibit.

Using text, graphics and Google maps from 1862 you can venture into the sometimes not so nice world of Victorian England. The interactive novel available for tablets and iPhones is narrated by Mark Strong and takes the reader on trip back in time.

Alex Werner, Head of History Collections at the Museum of London states: “Dickens is the first author to describe the modern city of the 19th century and its profound impact on society and, in particular, on ordinary people. His writings remain relevant especially for the rapidly developing mega-cities around the world today, which face many of the problems and challenges impacted on Victorian London 150 years ago.”

The apps will be released as “episodes” which is how Dickens released much of his early writing. The first episode is “Dickens: Dark London”. This first app is a free download, upcoming releases can be purchased at Apple iTunes for $2.33.

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,023FansLike
3,106FollowersFollow
10,500SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertismentspot_img

Don't Miss

SNEAK PEEK: MONEY PLAIN AND SIMPLE BY STEVEN J. SPENCE

0
MONEY PLAIN AND SIMPLE What the Institutions and the Elite Don't Want You to Know A STUNNING DEBUT BY STEVEN J. SPENCE A straightforward guide to understanding...

SNEAK PEEK: DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES #10

0
Leto Must Stand Trial in DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES #10 Discover the Dangerous Secrets Behind the Duke’s Untimely Death in September 2021 BOOM! Studios today revealed a...

Dr. Seuss-Inspired Cookbook for Kid Chefs Coming From RHCB in January 2022

0
Dr. Seuss-Inspired Cookbook for Kid Chefs Coming From RHCB in January 2022 On January 4, 2022, Random House Children’s Books, together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, will...

BEHIND THE WORDS AUTHOR V.S. HOLMES ANCIENT BONES, NEW SCIENCE

0
Hello again! Stopping by Reader’s Entertainment is always fun, and it’s been a little while. I’m V, internationally bestselling sci-fi fantasy author, nerd, and archaeologist....

PODCAST:: Adventure through the Wastelands with Author Jenna Greene on Book Lights

0
Adventure through the Wastelands with Author Jenna Greene on Book Lights LISTEN HERE! Jenna Greene is an elementary school teacher. When she isn't teaching or writing,...

SNEAK PEEK: LIVE FOR JOY BY ANNE SCOTTLIN

0
LIVE FOR JOY BY ANNE SCOTTLIN Anne Scottlin delivers fresh motivational insights and succinct morsels of philosophy to help inspire your practice of self-awareness...

Finalists for 2021 Kirkus Prize Are Revealed

0
Kirkus announced the 18 finalists in three categories for the annual Kirkus Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the world. Kirkus Press Release: The...

BEHIND THE WORDS WITH AUTHOR CAI EMMONS

0
Today, Reader's Entertainment welcomes author Cai Emmons to our blog. Let's start with where are from, where you live, and is writing your full-time...

PODCAST::: Taking in a Sunrise over Paris with author Carolyn Eychenne

0
Taking in a Sunrise over Paris with author Carolyn Eychenne LISTEN HERE! Carolyn Eychenne is an author of fiction and non-fiction works. Sunrise over Paris is her first...

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1 Variant Cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto

0
BOOM! Studios revealed today a super rare variant cover by acclaimed artist Gabriele Dell’Otto (Detective Comics) for HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1, the premiere issue of...