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Second Saturday: Dickens Christmas, from Childhood to the Stage

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room                             

Saturday, 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.