In the preface to "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens states, "I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it."
The Rough Draft Diaries will the raise the ghost of Charles Dickens in this two-part holiday special. We'll learn about Dickens' past, the history of "A Christmas Carol," and why this book has remained such a holiday staple throughout the years.
In this episode, you'll meet Dr. Melissa Valiska Gregory, an Associate Professor specializing in nineteenth-century British literature at The University of Toledo.