"They're such different writers," he says. "Dickens was so massively extrovert and he really did set out to conquer the world, while Shakespeare was a more feminine kind of author. He was much more responsive to emotional states and, of course, the language is much more lyrical than Dickens'. Dickens was many, many things but he was not really a poet, while Shakespeare was extremely and sublimely that."
Born nearly 250 years apart, the two authors were products of very different historical eras, with Dickens utilising the development of mass printing technology to cultivate a form of fame that would be easily recognised today.
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