Tag Archives: English Literature

Did Dickens invent Christmas?

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    Illustration by John Leech  from The Victorian Web A new book in the library’s browsing collection The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol Rescued his Career and Revived our Holiday Spirits,  Browsing Collection Sta , … Continue reading

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Wit

This entry concerns another book/film/literature connection. The film is Wit directed by Mike Nichols and produced by HBO in 2001 starring Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, and Eileen Atkins (Video DVD PN1997 .W5667 2001.) It won an Emmy award for Outstanding … Continue reading

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Miss Potter

For students interested in children’s literature,  I recommend the film, Miss Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. Beatrix Potter created a series of books and characters, starting with The Tale of Peter Rabbit, that are still read by children today and … Continue reading

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