Loony Literary Links to Charles Dickens – Challenge!

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here at Loony Literature we enjoy both Literature and Family History.  Therefore we have decided to do a monthly feature- if the readers like it – on literary links which you may or may not be surprised about.   They are all true, apart from one – you have to decide which one it is.  Please put your answers in the comment box.  The true culprit will be identified in next month’s challenge.

Emily Dickinson, a poet to be remembered.

Charles Dickens is Emily Dickinson’s 5th cousin 3 times removed.

John Steinbeck – author and Nobel prize winner.

Charles Dickens is John Steinbeck’s 5th cousin 4 times removed.

Author J.M. Barrie – best remembered for Peter Pan

Charles Dickens is J.M. Barrie’s 2nd cousin 5 times removed.

Jonathan Swift fascinated thousands with “Gulliver’s Travels”.

Charles Dickens is Jonathan Swift’s 3rd cousin 4 times removed.

Jane Austen – author and wit.

Charles Dickens is Jane Austen’s 7th cousin 1 time removed.

Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will never be forgotten.

Charles Dickens is Robert Louis Stevenson’s 7th cousin 2 times removed.

Sir Walter Scott – novelist and poet.

Charles Dickens is Sir Walter Scott’s 6th cousin 4 times removed.

Elvis Presley – what hips!

Charles Dickens is Elvis Presley’s 5th cousin 6 times removed.

George Eliot – author – used a male name to be taken seriously as a writer.

Charles Dickens is George Eliot’s 5th cousin 7 times removed.

Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock lives on.

Charles Dickens is Arthur Conan Doyle’s 6th cousin 4 times removed.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning – poet and wife of poet, Robert Browning.

Charles Dickens is Elizabeth Barratt Browning’s 7th cousin.

Aldous Huxley – a brave, new author?

Charles Dickens is Aldous Huxley’s  8th cousin 4 times removed.

Disclaimer – this is just for fun and all information is taken from Ancestry.co.uk who allow families to upload their history.  Neither Loony Literature or Ancestry.co.uk can be held responsible for any errors therefore.



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4 responses to “Loony Literary Links to Charles Dickens – Challenge!

  1. Goodness, I have no idea, but how cool to think of all these connections to Dickens – except one of course!

  2. Oh my word, I didn’t know he had so many connections! The art of writing must run in the blood, surely.
    I am going to take some wild guesses here and say either Robert Louis Stevenson or Elvis is the odd one out…. 😛

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