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Out of Museum of London’s Archives and Into the Light, Charles Dickens Revealed

LONDON.- Today, the first works of art and objects, which will tell the story of Dickens in a new exhibition exploring one of the world’s most influential authors, have been taken out of storage at the Museum of London. The exhibition will examine the central relationship between Dickens and London – the city that inspired much of his work – and that he described as his ‘magic lantern’. Often walking the streets at night, Dickens would build in his mind the settings, plots and characters of his novels. Evoking the atmosphere of the streets of Victorian London and the river Thames , visitors will follow in Dickens’ footsteps and be taken on a memorable and haunting journey, discovering the places and subjects which sparked his imagination. ‘Every noise is merged, this moonlight night, into a distant ringing hum, as if the city were a vast glass, vibrating.’ Bleak House by Charl