NSW DICKENS SOCIETY
 
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NSW Dickens Society.

 

A Sydney-based literary society, devoted to all things Charles Dickens.

Next event: Nineteenth Century Journeys through America and Italy, a talk by Walter Mason, 1st June, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street, Sydney.

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Did you miss?

NSWDS on Radio: Check out Lucinda Hawksley’s (Author and Dickens’ great great great granddaughter) fabulous interview on Charles Dickens and the NSW Dickens Society Weekend by the Seaside with Glynn Greensmith on It's Just Not Cricket.

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About us

We are a literary society which aims to knit together, in a common bond of friendship, lovers of that great master of humour and pathos, Charles Dickens. The NSW Dickens Society is a branch of the International Dickens Fellowship.

We warmly welcome any visitors who would like to attend our meetings which are held in the Nangamay Room, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street (near Market Street), Sydney.  Refreshments from 10am, meetings commence at 10.30am; $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Our Books of the Year for 2019 are American Notes (1842) and Pictures from Italy (1846)

 

Upcoming Events

Nineteenth Century Journeys through America and Italy, a talk by Walter Mason

NSW Dickens Society Vice President and travel writer, Walter Mason, will examine what drove Dickens to travel, and the distinctively 19th century obsessions that shaped his itinerary while abroad.

When: 1st June 2019, 10.00am for a 10.30am start

Where: Nangamay Room, Level 2, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street, Sydney.

How much: $5 for Members, $10 for Guests.


2019 General Meetings

10.00am for a 10.30am start @ Nangamay Room, Level 2, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street, Sydney. $5 for Members, $10 for Guests.

1st June 2019 - Nineteenth Century Journeys through America and Italy, a talk by Walter Mason

3rd August 2019 - Prescription for Mr. Dickens, a talk by Dr. Vasudha Chandra

5th October 2019 - Charles Dickens and his American Reading Tour, a talk by Isabel Deeble

December 2019 -  NSW Dickens Society Christmas Lunch - date and location to be confirmed.

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The Fun of Collecting Dickens

What kind of collector are you? ? Are you a completist or are you interested mainly in the highlights of Dickens? Are you motivated by pleasure or profit? Do you want to have fun or to collect with investment in mind? The field open to the would-be collector of Charles Dickens is enormous. There is a wealth of treasure to be found by the adventurous collector – plays, speeches, magazine articles, Association copies, ephemera, sets, Australian editions, illustrated editions, fakes and forgeries, to name but a few directions a collection might take. Louella Kerr discussed all these and more in her talk. Before Louella’s talk, Jane Fulton showcased her collection of Edith Russell Dickens dolls.