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FLP Dickens Literary Salons
Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

July at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Year of Dickens celebration is all about A Tale of Two Cities.

Tonight (Tuesday, July 10 at 7PM), as part of the Boz Bicentenary Speaker series, Sandra Sokowski will be linking Philadelphia with Dickens’ Tale:

“Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities:  Dr. …

May is David Copperfield at the FLP

May is David Copperfield at the FLP

Our novel for the month at the Free Library of Philadelphia is David Copperfield, or to be more precise, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account.  Copperfield  is the most autobiographical of Dickens’ novels, and …

Literary Salon: The Old Curiosity Shop

Literary Salon: The Old Curiosity Shop

Tonight in the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, our Dickens Literary Salon will focus on The Old Curiosity Shop. Little Nell and Quilp.  Now that’s a great evening of talk.

For more on Old Curiosity Shop check out David Perdue’s Dickens site.

I find Daniel Quilp, the manical, …

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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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 …