Dickens's earliest surviving letter with Professor Michael Slater
Professor Michael Slater MBE introduces the earliest surviving letter written by Charles Dickens. It is held in the Charles Dickens Museum collection.
This is the first of three short videos in which the celebrated expert explores the relationship between the animate and inanimate in Dickens’s private and published writing. The next video can be found here.
Professor Slater is a Fellow of Birkbeck University of London and Emeritus Professor in its Department of English and Humanities. He is one of the world’s most highly regarded Dickens scholars. He is a past President of the International Dickens Fellowship and of the Dickens Society of America, and former editor of The Dickensian. His internationally acclaimed books include Charles Dickens. A Life Defined by Writing (Yale UP, 2011), The Great Charles Dickens Scandal (Yale UP, 2012) and Dickens on America & The Americans (Edward Everett Root Publishers, September 2017).
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