Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

It Happened Today in New York City

02-14-dickensOn February 14, 1842, the Boz Ball was held at the Park Theatre in honor of the newly arrived visiting author, Charles Dickens. Hailed as a literary hero, Dickens had just embarked on a five-month reading tour of the United States, and New York’s high society turned out in grand fashion to pay him deference.

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