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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Charles Dickens’ “The Chimes”

December 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please note: this event has been rescheduled for December 23 at 7 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.

A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In”

with Dr. Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs, Yale College 

This event is free but registration is required! Sign up here.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens was published in 1843 and was a great success. The first edition sold out in five days and went through 13 more editions in a year. One year later, Dickens continued what was to become a tradition for him and published another Christmas ghost story in December, The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In (1844). It sold nearly 20,000 copies in its first three months and, in a matter of mere weeks after it appeared in print, five different stage productions of it were running. In Dickens’ own lifetime, its popularity was comparable to that of A Christmas Carol.

Request a copy of the story to read in advance at

This lecture will take place virtually via GoToWebinar. An access link will be sent when participants register.

Support provided by HSB and Connecticut Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act.


Media Sponsor: Connecticut Public


December 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542
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