David Copperfield Unbound - in 10 Objects

Wednesday 26th June at 2pm. 

Free talk, or feel free to make a donation. 

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Entry to the historic house is not included with this ticket. 

Should you have any difficulties or questions, please email the Events team on events@dickensmuseum.com.



Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show"

David Copperfield is one of the most famous of all Dickens's novels. Published in monthly parts through 1849-50, it follows the classic Dickensian themes of class, comedy, social injustice and the determination to succeed. It has even been described as 'the best work of the best English novelist,' and is seen as the most autobiographical of all Charles Dickens's stories. 

But how true is this claim? What really inspired Dickens to write this most famous of novels? 

Join Jeremy Parrott this June and delve into the world of inspirations which helped form this remarkable story. Based on his forthcoming book, David Copperfield Unbound, Jeremy takes a radical new approach to Dickens criticism. Concentrating on this single novel, Jeremy homes in on the elusive concepts of genius and inspiration by using 10 material objects as trigger points for wider reflection. But this is also an interactive talk, in which you are welcome to help shape which objects Jeremy focuses on. 

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This talk takes place on Wednesday 26th June at 2pm and is free to attend, though please note you will need to purchase a ticket to the museum if you wish to visit the historic house. 


Wednesday 26th June 2024 - Free talk

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