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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Deconstructing Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

December 15, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Dr. Mark J. Schenker, Independent Book Talk Leader

$10 (Members 10% discount)

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Schenker, formerly of Yale College, will discuss Dickens’ most popular story as a reflection of its time and as a work for all time.

The novella A Christmas Carol was published on December 19, 1843, selling out by Christmas Eve. Thirteen additional printings sold out within the year. In 1849, Dickens began doing public readings of the story, altering his voice for the various characters. He performed more than 170 of these dramatic readings in the next 20 years, right up to just three months before his death in 1870.

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The Museum’s educational programming is supported by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; Connecticut Humanities; the Randolph and John Dirks Fund; the John and Kelly Hartman Foundation; the Sally Bill Children’s Education Fund; the Betty M. Challgren Education Fund; the Elizabeth Matthews Hubbard Education Fund; the Ingalls Foundation Education Fund; the Sali Godard Riege Educational Fund; and the Lelan F. Sillin, Jr. Education Endowment Fund.

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December 15, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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