Friday, 18 November 2011

Charles Dickens and the Supernatural

The British Library will be holding a Folio Society Gallery exhibition, A Hankering after Ghosts: Charles Dickens and the Supernatural, from 29 November 2011 to 4 March 2012.

“Among his good things should not be omitted his telling of a ghost story. He had something of a hankering after them …”
- John Forster, The life of Charles Dickens

This free exhibition will mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth and will take place in the Folio Society Gallery. The exhibition will explore the many ways in which Dickens uses supernatural phenomena in his works, while placing them in the context of scientific, technological and philosophical debates of his time.

(With thanks to the British Library)


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