Dickens Literary Salon - Oliver Twist
Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
Join us in the Elkins Room of the Rare Book Department for a discussion of Oliver Twist; or The Parish Boy's Progress, Charles Dickens's second novel, published in monthly parts from February 1837 - April 1839. In Oliver Twist Dickens began his life-long campaign to improve social conditions for very poor people in England. The book is full of melodrama and unlikely coincidence, but it blazes with the sincerity of Dickens’s conviction that the treatment of the poor was a disgrace to his country.
When & Where
Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department
The Rare Book Department, among the largest in American public libraries, maintains collections of rare and valuable printed books, manuscripts, and works on paper and parchment from the ancient world through the 20th century.