CARLYLE'S BEST IDEA: THE LONDON LIBRARY
with Helen O'Neill
5th of September 2013
Doors at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7 pm
Ticket price £15
The London Library, founded by Thomas Carlyle and other Victorian luminaries, occupies a unique and enduring place in the literary landscape of the capital. Using original institutional archival records Helen O’Neill takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Library’s extraordinary Victorian membership. Dickens, Darwin, Tennyson, George Eliot, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and a couple of Pre-Raphaelite “stunners” will all appear along with many others, as she uses the archive to paint an absorbing picture of literary and cultural life in Victorian London.
Helen O’Neill has been Head of Reader Services at the London Library for six years spending the last year at UCL researching the Library’s institutional archive. She has a particular interest in the early membership records as she feels they provide a unique window through which to view Victorian literary London.
This talk takes place at Carlyle's House - 24 Cheyne Row
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