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Charles Dickens: The Key to Character


Friday, September 14, 2012-Sunday, January 27, 2013
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

NYPL's latest exhibition celebrates the power of Dickens's vivid characters, examining important precedents for his art of characterization as well as intersections between his personal life and his literary creations. Charles Dickens: The Key to Character features art by nearly 30 illustrators, including unpublished watercolors by the well-known Phiz, along with rare translations, original sheet music, and the memoranda book the author used to jot down possible names for his characters.

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