"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.
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Midtown East Wednesday January 9 2013 10:00 - 20:00
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.
Venue name: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Contact:
Address: Fifth Ave
New York
10036
Cross street: at 42nd St
Opening hours: Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm; Tue, Wed 10am–7:30pm; Sun 1–5pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central