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David Lean’s Great Expectations

David Lean’s Great Expectations

Very excited to introducing one of the greatest Dickens’ film adaptations, David Lean’s Great Expectations (1946) at the County Theater in Doylestown PA on Sept 13 and at the Ambler Theater in Ambler, PA on Sept 19.  More info here.  If you’ve never seen it, check out the opening sequence above.  One of …

Dickens Literary Salon: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Dickens Literary Salon: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

For our next Dickens Literary Salon, we’re skipping to the end for Dickens’ last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Warning: Drood spoilers ahead. If you haven’t yet read the novel, this post will reveal some of the plot. 

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Boz Bicentenary Speakers: Matthew Pearl

Boz Bicentenary Speakers: Matthew Pearl

The Last Dickens

The Last Dickens

When Charles Dickens died suddenly of stroke in 1870 he had written half of a novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Dickens published all of his novels in serial format...

Clark Park Celebration

Clark Park Celebration

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A statue of Charles Dickens with Little Nell looking up at him has resided in Clark Park in Philadelphia for over 100 years. The statue was sculpted a couple decades after Dickens’ death in 1870, however, since the author...

Dickens Literary Salon: Pickwick Papers

Dickens Literary Salon: Pickwick Papers

All year long the Free Library of Philadelphia will be holding Dickens Literary Salons.  We’ll be meeting on the third Thursday of every month to discuss a different novel by Dickens in the Elkins Room of the Rare Book Department.  A full schedule can be found here.  The Salons are free and …