Dickens Literary Salon - Nicholas Nickleby
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Join us for a discussion of Dickens's third novel, Nicholas Nickleby. In early 1838 when he had finished Pickwick Papers and while still writing Oliver Twist, Dickens chose the awful boarding schools of Yorkshire in the north of England as the subject of his next novel. These nightmarish establishments specialized in accommodating children unwanted by their parents or guardians, and Dickens portrayed their horrors without much exaggeration. Even with such serious subject matter, Nickleby is one of Dickens’s funniest novels.
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.