In London, Charles Dickens' literary friends hold a massive farewell banquet before his visit to America.

In London, the literary friends of Charles Dickens hosted a large "farewell" banquet for him and four hundred and fifty guests at the Freemasons' Hall.  Entertainment was provided by a band from the Grenadier Guards.  A week later, Dickens sailed from Liverpool aboard the Cunard liner Cuba for his second visit to the United States and a series of wildly popular and sold-out live readings, the first in Boston, Massachusetts on December 2, 1867.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation

Michael Slater, Charles Dickens: A Life Defined by Writing (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 574.

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