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Charles Dickens: Part of the Hands-on History Series at The Free Library, Parkway Central
Sat, December 14, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at
Parkway Central Library
Charles Dickens: Part of the Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the most successful writers of the nineteenth century, achieving international fame during his own lifetime. The Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia is home to one of the finest Dickens collections in the world, containing manuscripts, original illustrations, autograph letters, and other objects. Best remembered as the author of A Christmas Carol, Dickens wrote many Christmas stories. Join us for a look at those stories and the storyteller whose popularity has endured for nearly two centuries. Visitors will get the unique opportunity to sit at Charles Dickens' very own desk!
Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library's Special Collections. Curiosity seekers of all ages are welcome!
Attendance is free, but reservations are recommended to secure your seat. Click here to get your free tickets!
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