CHARLES DICKENS: THE MAN, HISLIFE AND HIS CHARACTERS
A Talk by Bertie Pearce for the Tennant Lecture Series
8.00pm, Cawthorne Lecture Theatre, Thursday 19th September
In this lecture Bertie Pearce will look at the life of Charles Dickens, one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian Era, while interspersing readings of his works. His writing enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. He brought into the world a staggering array of wonderful characters, from orphans to starving children, misers to murderers; Mr Mcawber, Fagin and Abel Magwitch, all of whom remain in our literary psyche long after the books are put down.
Please join us for drinks in the Lowry Dining Room from 7.30pm prior to the talk, which will start at 8.00pm in the Cawthorne Lecture Theatre. No booking is required, so please just turn up.