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Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Join us for a reading and booksigning celebrating Charles Dickens' historic visit to Lowell and Massachusetts in 1842, and the recent publication ofDickens and Massachusetts: The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Authors Diana Archibald and Lillian Nayder will read from their chapters
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Booksigning and opportunity to meet the authors.
Copies ofDickens and Massachusettswill be available for purchase at the Eastern National Museum Store at the Visitor Center ($28.95 + tax).
Lillian Nayder is Professor of English at Bates College and author ofWilkie Collins(1997),Unequal Partners: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Victorian Authorship(2002), and the celebrated biography of Charles Dickens's wifeThe Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth(2011), and has edited a volume onDickens, Sexuality and Gender(2012). She is writing a biography of Charles Dickens and his brothers as well as a historical novel centered on Letitia Austin, Dickens's younger sister, and their sister-in-law Harriet Dickens. Professor Nayder will read from her chapter entitled, "Dickens, Longfellow, and the Village Blacksmith."