We aim to knit together in a common bond of fellowship, lovers of that great master of humour and pathos, Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-70);
and to spread the love of humanity, which is the keynote of all his works.
Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except December, January & February)
at The Faichney Room, Toorak Uniting Church, 603 Toorak Rd, Toorak, Victoria starting 7:30pm for 7:45pm
We welcome visitors. Please just come along & announce yourself. (Map)
Book of the year: Hard Times
Next event: Wed 19th June 2019 in The Faichney Room
“Dickens and Industry: Mills, Mill-Owners and Manufacturers” presented by Alan Dilnot
Beginning with a brief reference to Pickwick Papers Alan Dilnot will go on to the two industrial scenes in The Old Curiosity Shop.
Next will be the iron master and his works in Bleak House, to be followed by Hard Times.
After that will come brief references to Little Dorrit , Mugby Junction and George Silverman’s Explanation.
There will be passing allusions to Elizabeth Gaskell and Herman Melville.
The main objective will be to check how accurate Ruskin was when he described Dickens as “the leader of the steam-whistle party par excellence”.
Members are invited to renew their subscriptions (1st Sept to 31st Aug) – Rates: Individual ($30); Family ($50)
New members are welcome to join