Reading in Brighton

Description

Speech given before a matinée reading of 'Little Dombey' (13 November 1858).

Creator

Dickens, Charles

Source

Brighton Gazette (18 November 1858).

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Bibliographic Citation

Dickens, Charles. 'Reading in Brighton' (13 November 1858). Dickens Search. Eds. Emily Bell and Lydia Craig. Accessed [date]. https://dickenssearch.com/speeches/1858-11-13_Speech_Reading_in_Brighton.

Summary

‘Mr. Dickens, in commencing, expressed a hope that his audience would speedily forget the cold light of day and lose themselves with him amidst those childish footsteps, trusting that they would laugh if they thought proper, or cry if they thought proper, as nothing could give him greater pleasure than to see them do so unconstrainedly.’

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Citation

Dickens, Charles, “Reading in Brighton,” Dickens Search, accessed June 25, 2022, https://dickenssearch.com/speeches/1858-11-13_Speech_Reading_in_Brighton.

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