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Discovering Literature

Last week the British Library launched Discovering Literature, an online treasury of more than 1,200 items from the Romantic and Victorian periods, including first editions, manuscripts and rare illustrations. A wealth of contextual material – newspapers, photographs, advertisements and maps … Continue reading

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Where Dickens Lived

Next week marks the official Charles Dickens Bicentennial, but commemorations have been taking place around the world for months. Now a new book by Cambridge University Professor Ruth Richardson has uncovered the real-life people who inspired Dickens’ iconic characters. Dickens … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens at 200

Charles Dickens fans should not miss the Morgan Library and Museum’s exciting bicentennial celebration of the author’s birth. With North America’s greatest permanent collection of Dickens manuscripts, books, letters and documents, the Morgan Library in midtown Manhattan is the perfect … Continue reading

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A Christmas Miracle (Almost)

The Guardian newspaper has reported a holiday story with a “twist” in “true Dickensian style”. While the staff of the Dickens House Museum in Clerkenwell, London, were preparing their Christmas decorations, news arrived of a minor Christmas miracle. No, Ebenezer … Continue reading

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Help Save The Pages

London’s The Victoria and Albert Museum  has sent out a public plea for funds to preserve the original manuscripts of three novels by Charles Dickens. It’s seeking a total of £25,000, of which half has already been raised, to properly … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost & Found

Volunteer workers sorting donated books for this year’s Calgary, Canada Book Drive and Sale discovered a rare copy of John Milton’s Paradise Lost published in the early 18th century.The book was found in a box of otherwise unremarkable donations. Just who provided … Continue reading

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