Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday

Today, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, five volumes of Dickens first editions are on display as part of the Winter Holidays exhibit. These books are displayed courtesy of the John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

Charles Dickens collection, John and Mary Nichols Special Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
The Charles Dickens Collection (download brochure)

The five Dickens volumes on display include the delightfully illustrated 1843 first edition of A Christmas Carol:

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843)

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843)
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No appointment is necessary to view the current exhibit (hours and directions).

For more information about Dickens and the bicentennial of his birth, see the Charles Dickens 2012 website. Happy birthday, Charles!

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