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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Charles Dickens’ “The Chimes”
December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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.
Join Dr. Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs, Yale College, for a seasonal discussion of Dickens’ classic Christmas ghost story.
This virtual lecture is free but registration is required via our website. A link to access the event will be sent to participants when they register.