Welcome to the Melbourne Dickens Fellowship

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)

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Book of the year: Little Dorrit

Next meeting: Wed 16 May 2018 in The Faichney Room

Miss Wade:

Why was Dickens so determined to give Miss Wade her own narrative, despite having to force it into the book? She is one of Dickens’s first person narrators and Dr Alan Dilnot will compare Miss Wade’s story and upbringing with those of Arthur Clennam and Little Dorrit. He will also investigate the question of her sexuality. Finally, does Dickens condemn Miss Wade?