Hidden history of Christmas Carol
Winchester speaker discusses Dickens classic
Rochelle Pennington will present “The Hidden History of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Waupaca Area Public Library lower-level meeting rooms.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Pennington is an award-winning newspaper columnist and author.
Her program takes a close-up look at the literary genius of Charles Dickens, England’s most celebrated Victorian novelist, and explores the hidden history behind the author’s 1843 Christmas classic.
What events inspired the Christmas Carol? For whom was it written? How did Dickens’ historical novel “single-handedly resurrect” Christmas at a time when factories were open and churches were closed on Dec. 25?
By 1900, no other book in the world had sold more copies except the Bible.
Pennington’s narrative will offer factual perspective and behind-the-scenes insights into the epic influence of Dickens’ immortal characters: Ebeneezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the trio of Christmas ghosts.
Rex and Linda Pope are this program’s sponsor.
For more information or to receive email notification of future programs, contact Executive Director Ann Linden at 715-258-2927 or [email protected] General information is available at winchesterwaupaca.org.