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Discover Dickens through his work, his home and the things that mattered to him most

Audio: Dickens’s Dreams of Mary Hogarth

In this excerpt from a letter to his mother-in-law, we hear Dickens reflect on the death of Mary Hogarth and the impact that it had on him.

Audio: Dickens’s autobiographical fragment

Hear in Dickens’s own words, his recollection of the loneliness and hardship of working as a child.

Audio: The Earliest Known Letter by Dickens

Hear in this audio track the earliest known letter by Dickens written as a 13-year-old schoolboy in 1825.

Audio: An Invitation to Dickens’s Birthday Dinner

In this audio extract, we hear Dickens’s humorous invitation for his friend John Harley to join them at his birthday dinner.
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