Celebrate Dickens!

February 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment

February 7, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, perhaps the greatest English novelist of the 19th Century. In honor of the occasion, the CAC’s Rare Books & Special Collections Division is highlighting Dickens-related items. On exhibit in the reading room of the Center for Archival Collections are examples of Our Mutual Friend as it first appeared in monthly installments, a limited edition of Sketches by Boz, and examples of the work of Dickens’ many illustrators.

Of special interest is an original wood block of an illustration by Marcus Stone produced for the first edition of Our Mutual Friend.