This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of English literature's most beloved authors.

The LSU Libraries Special Collections will present the exhibition, "Charles Dickens at 200: A Celebration of His Life and Works," in Hill Memorial Library from Monday to April 28.

Visitors will learn about Dickens' tragic life and lasting legacy by exploring materials drawn from the library's collection of rare books and manuscripts. First editions of several of Dickens' novels including "Oliver Twist," "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Little Dorrit," will be featured, along with examples of all the forms in which his stories first appeared - parts, magazines, books and abridged editions for public reading. Also on display will be selections of other items, mostly theatre programs, dating from 1880 to 1930. More information is available at