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.
"Charles Dickens: The Key to Character"
Photograph: Courtesy Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature Scene from Bleak House.
Courtesy Prabal Guring Women's gown inspired by Miss Havisham.
Photograph: Courtesy Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature Charles Dickens' memoranda book.
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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|Opening hours:||Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm; Tues, Wed 10am–8pm; Sun 1–5pm Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room are temporarily closed|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|