To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in February 1812, check out our substantial exhibit of British and American first editions of Dickens and Wilkie Collins.
The exhibit focuses on A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Moonstone, and Dan Simmons’s Drood. First editions are displayed along with examples of parts and periodical issues of the novels and other memorabilia. Other cases explore the topics of illustration, serial publication, the two American reading tours by Dickens, and issues of copyright in nineteenth century England and America.
This exhibit is a collaboration between the Watzek Library and English Department. Exhibit text by English faculty members Pauls Toutonghi and Andrea Hibbard, junior Dana Bronson, and Watzek staff member Paul Merchant. Design by Jeremy Skinner.