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

Dickens and LGBT+

There are a surprising amount of references to LGBT+ characters in Dickens's writings. 

Audio: ‘Drooping Buds’ from 'Household Words'

In this excerpt, Dickens describes a visit to the newly founded Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street.

Bentley’s Miscellany

Object in focus: Bentley's Miscellany

Ivory theatre pass

Object in focus: Ivory theatre pass

Audio: 'A Preliminary Word' from 'Household Words'

Hear Dickens’s opening lines from his weekly journal, 'Household Words' upon its launch in 1850.
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