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LizzieAnn
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Today in Literature

On this date, December 2, in 1867, Charles Dickens gave his first public reading in America in a theater in New York City.
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Re: Today in Literature



LizzieAnn wrote:
On this date, December 2, in 1867, Charles Dickens gave his first public reading in America in a theater in New York City.





Thanks Lizzie for reminding us of this. Has anyone read his American Notes, written after his first visit in 1842? There are a couple of interesting quotes here:-

http://www.charlesdickenspage.com/america.html
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Nice

And here be some letters from Dickens to our good lady Gaskell..

Great post on the Gaskell thread, Choisya. I'm going to respond as I finish chapter 2....



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