Dickens's Dream with Dr Leon Litvack


In this short video, Dr Leon Litvack introduces the painting Dickens’s Dream by RW Buss (1875), the characters it depicts and its intriguing relationship to other portraits of Dickens. The painting is on display at the Charles Dickens Museum in London (dickensmuseum.com).


Dr Litvack is Reader at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University Belfast. He is Principal Editor of the Charles Dickens Letters Project and is working on the authoritative Clarendon critical edition of Dickens's last completed novel, Our Mutual Friend, for Oxford University Press. His most recent book is On the Grass When I Arrive: An Anthology of New Writing from Northern Ireland on Place, Home and Belonging (Derry: Guildhall Press, 2016).

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