"Charles Dickens: The Key to Character"

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Photograph: Courtesy Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Scene from Bleak House.
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Courtesy Prabal Guring
Women's gown inspired by Miss Havisham.
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Photograph: Courtesy Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Charles Dickens' memoranda book.
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Photograph: Courtesy Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Portrait of Henry Burnett, model for Tiny Tim.
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David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Ebenezer Scrooge: There's no doubt that Charles Dickens created some of literature's most enduring characters. This exhibit examines the legacy of the author's creations, with an emphasis on how they have been represented in pop culture. Artifacts on view include 19th-century drawings by English illustrator Phiz, letters, and a Prabal Gurung dress inspired by Great Expectations' Miss Havisham.
Event phone: 917-275-6975
Event website: http://nypl.org
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