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Posts Tagged ‘David Copperfield’

David Copperfield Threatens Harry Potter

In the Funny or Die short embedded above, magician David Copperfield accused Harry Potter of stealing his thunder.

Copperfield claims that J.K. Rowling‘s beloved series has ripped off his autobiography. Some of the similarities Copperfield shares with The Boy Who Lived include: a lightning scar, a Hogwarts education and a best friend named Ron.

The video included the “SuckItPotter” Twitter hashtag as magic fans from around the country share Copperfield’s message. What do you think? (via MTV Movies Blog)

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London Museum Seeks $40,000 to Preserve Charles Dickens’ Manuscripts

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London seeks donations to preserve and restore three handwritten Charles Dickens manuscripts from acid paper rot. They hope to raise £25,000 (more than $40,000) to save the manuscripts.

The Guardian has a quote from John Meriton, the museum’s deputy keeper of word and image: “At the moment we can’t display these manuscripts safely because they are so damaged and so fragile … They were last conserved in the 1960s, when they were rebound and placed in what are called ‘guard books’. But the backing paper used, unfortunately, was very acidic, causing a lot of stress to the original manuscript leaves.”

According to the article, the collection includes A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield. The other manuscript, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, was never published.  (Via CBC News)