Charles Dickens' London Life [DVD]
If only one writer had to be picked to represent the 19th Century, it would have to be Dickens. Much of the reason for this would have to do with his fascination with its figures across the social spectrum, his indignation at its hypocrisy and exploitation, and his compassion towards the humble and the deprived of his time, all of which he transmits to his readers. The depth of his commitment and understanding came from his personal experiences. Together with our host, Dr. Tony Williams, we visit the locations that went to form the imagination of Dickens, the sites of the prisons and the workplaces of the poor, the Inns of Court and the Houses of Parliament, the theatres and the auditoria where he gave his hugely successful readings, the museums and the churches... all the key sites pertaining to this literary genius are woven together to create an unforgettable portrait of Dickens life and the Victorian metropolis that harboured him.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 26 Mar. 2012
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