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Charles Dickens: At Home and Abroad

Charles Dickens was a man of many parts—author, performer, essayist, editor, social reformer, and friend of the famous. He also was at once a homebody and a prolific traveler. In this course, experience—through his own words—the places that Dickens visited and called home. Drawing on his copious writings, study his extraordinary achievements from childhood to the later years, which were spent in his beloved home Gad’s Hill, near Rochester, Kent. Learn about his journeys throughout Britain to give numerous performances that spellbound audiences, as well as two rare visits to America, including a spectacular reception in New York and travels to Boston, New Haven, and Philadelphia. The course also covers his journeys in Italy and his sojourn Paris, which inspired his dictionary of important French sites.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of how Dickens’ travels influenced his writing
  • Greater familiarity with the scope of Dickens’ work, beyond his beloved novels

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in-between
  • The curious and creative
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    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Feb 22 - Apr 26
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $460