Dickens Christmas, from Childhood to the Stage
Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room
December 13, 2 p.m.
Rollins College Professor Patrick C. Fleming will discuss how Charles Dickens’ childhood reading
influenced his novels, especially A Christmas Carol. Fleming will discuss how our own response to A Christmas
Carol is shaped by our previous encounters with the story. Theatrical adaptations of Dickens' works affected how his
first readers understood the novels and had a strong effect on the film industry in the early 20th century.