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Discover Dickens through his work, his home and the things that mattered to him most
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- The Historic House
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Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens
Following his first visit to America, Dickens published American 'Notes'. Hear in this excerpt his observations on prisons and solitary confinement.
Object in focus: Bentley's Miscellany
Object in focus: Letter from Charles Dickens to Frederick Ouvry
Object in focus: Nicholas Nickleby manuscript
Object in focus: Nickleby illustrations
Discover Dickens on stage.
Hear Dickens describe in this excerpt from Bleak House the poverty and hardship faced by Jo the crossing sweeper.
Hear an excerpt from Hard Times, in which Dickens describes Mr Gradgrind's rigid approach to teaching.