Les Standiford "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Crown) (Rebroadcast)

Les Standiford "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Crown) (Rebroadcast)

Charles Dickens' career had hit its lowest point by eighteen-forty-three. He received scant praise for a string of lackluster works that followed the great success of his early novels. Then Dickens revived his stature and the holiday...

Charles Dickens' career had hit its lowest point by eighteen-forty-three. He received scant praise for a string of lackluster works that followed the great success of his early novels. Then Dickens revived his stature and the holiday season itself with a tale about ghosts, a man who uttered 'bah humbug,' and a tiny boy named Tim. The story behind "A Christmas Carol"

Guests

Les Standiford

Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami.

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