VIRTUAL: John Mullan at the Hudson Library [9/22]

The Hudson Library will be hosting John Mullan on September 22nd at 7pm. Mullan will be discussing his book The Artful Dickens.

*Note: this is a virtual event and you need to register to join. If you'd like to register, please click here.


In thirteen entertaining and wonderfully insightful essays, Mullan explores the literary machinations of Dickens's eccentric genius, from his delight in clichés to his rendering of smells and his outrageous use of coincidences. A treat for all lovers of Dickens, this essential companion puts his audacity, originality and brilliance on full display. The Times calls it “A feast of Dickensian knowledge.” The Guardian opines, “If Mullan put into his hat a creator of gargoyles and spinner of melodrama, he pulled out an innovator who broke all the rules.”

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
96 Library St.
Hudson, OH 44236
The Artful Dickens: The Tricks and Ploys of the Great Novelist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781408866818
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 11th, 2021

'One for your Christmas list … A feast of Dickensian knowledge' The Times

'This is a marvellous, endlessly illuminating book ... It doesn't go on the shelf alongside other critics; it goes on the shelf alongside Dickens' Howard Jacobson

Discover the tricks of a literary master in this essential guide to the fictional world of Charles Dickens.