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Virtual Program – The Life of Charles Dickens
12/17/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of Charles Dickens and his great influence on Victorian age writing and on the tradition of holiday spirit.
During the holiday season, one can make the choice to either embrace the holiday spirit of kindness and giving or to say “bah humbug” and be what others call, “a Scrooge.” The greedy Ebenezer Scrooge and the kindhearted Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, all prove as life lessons during the holiday season. These lessons, originated in the novella, “The Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, have been passed down from generation to generation. Dickens has been said by many to be one of the greatest writers of the Victorian Era. In addition to The Christmas Carol, Dickens is most well-known for his fiction novels, Oliver Twist; A Tale of Two Cities; Great Expectations and more.
Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of Charles Dickens and his great influence on Victorian age writing and on the tradition of holiday spirit. Gibbons will discuss Dickens’ role as a writer, his background, life and his many famous works. He will explain how Dickens, who was widely praised during his time and still continues to be for his works, was also an advocate for children’s rights and social reform.