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'The Magic Lantern': Charles Dickens and London

In this talk, Tony Williams will explore some of the ways in which this greatest writer of the city found his inspiration in the metropolis.


“London,” Dickens wrote to fellow-novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton in February 1851,“is a vile place”. He also acknowledged how important it was to his creative processes. On 30 August 1846, he wrote to his friend John Forster about the difficulties he was experiencing with his writing of Dombey and Son, in “the absence of streets… A day in London sets me up again and starts me. But the toil and labour of writing, day after day, without that magic lantern, is IMMENSE!!”

In this talk Tony Williams will explore some of the ways in which this greatest writer of the city found his inspiration in the metropolis.

Dr Tony Williams is Associate Editor of The International Dickens Fellowship’s journal, The Dickensian, and is Senior Honorary Research Fellow in Humanities at the University of Buckingham.


Speaker(s):

Dr Tony Williams | talks

 

Date and Time:

5 March 2015 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Florence Nightingale Museum
Gassiot House
2 Lambeth Palace Road
London
SE1 7EW
020 7620 0374
http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk

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Tickets:

Admission price £8.00. (Members of the Florence Nightingale Museum free)

Available from:

stephanie@florence-nightingale.co.uk or 020 7620 0374

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