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"Endless fertility": The Comic Art of Charles Dickens
Michael Slater
"Endless fertility in laughter-causing detail is Mr. Dickens's most astonishing peculiarity", wrote the critic Walter Bagehot in 1858. Michael Slater, Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature, Birkbeck College, University of London, will consider Dickens's deployment of this "astonishing peculiarity" across a wide range of comic writing from broad farce to biting satire, as well as in the creation of a gallery of great humorous characters. He will illustrate his discussion with readings from Dickens's novels, stories, journalism, and other writings
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 6:30 p.m.*

Tickets: $15 for Non-Members; $10 for Members
* The exhibition Charles Dickens at 200 will be open at 5:30 p.m. especially for program attendees.
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Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.

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The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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