In Doughty Street, Clerkenwell, the tall, narrow house where the author stayed for three years, is considered to be the place where his birth as an author happened. When he lived in this house, he published Nicholas Nickleby under his own name giving up the pen name “Boz” permanently. Now the house is in a bad and shabby condition, and needs renovation work to maintain its original glory. The bedroom of Charles Dickens will be built as an exhibition place.
Florian Schweitzer, the director of Charles Dickens Museum hopes that something would happen positively in raising a fund of 900,000 pounds for the renovation work of Charles Dickens house before his bicentenary birth celebration in 2012. The museum has already received a grant of £2,000,000.
The Dickens Fellowship founded in1902, saved the house from demolition by buying the properties free hold and turned the house into a museum in 1925. The house of Dickens is a treasured collection of a memorabilia, manuscripts, first editions, and furniture reading desk used by him. David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations are a few of his famous works. If you are a fan of Charles Dickens’ works, maybe you should donate some money too!
Via: Press TV