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Distributed for The Grolier Club

The Extraordinary Life of Charles Dickens

With Contributions by John M. Patterson
This unique volume of autograph letters, portraits, illustrations, and other materials is made up of materials from the John M. Patterson Dickens Archive, as well as items relating to the life and literary work of Charles Dickens housed at the Grolier Club. In addition to a catalogue of the exhibition materials on display at a 2006 Grolier Club exhibition, The Extraordinary Life of Charles Dickens contains an introduction, an explanation of the John Patterson and Dickens Archive, an essay on the development of the Patterson Archive, and a short retrospective on Patterson.

112 pages | 116 halftones | 6 x 9

Library Science and Publishing: Publishing

Literature and Literary Criticism: British and Irish Literature

Reference and Bibliography


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Table of Contents

John Patterson and the Dickens Archive
Patterson and His Friendships with Fellow Dickensians
Development of the Patterson Archive
Interpreting the Archive for the Exhibition
John M. Patterson: A Short Retrospective Three Generations of Collecting
Catalogue of the Exhibition
Appendix: The Mystery of the Patrician’s Daughter

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