Do you keep telling your friends and family that you want to do something fun this holiday season? Good news…The Ghost of Christmas Plans Past has gone, but the Ghost of Christmas Plans Yet-to-Come has arrived!
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From November 3rd through January 14th you can visit New York’s breathtaking and historical Morgan Library & Museum for an exhibit on Charles Dickens. ‘Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas’ will be displaying all five of his Christmas book manuscripts together. For the first time EVER. How’s that for a merry Christmas?
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You will be able to see A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845), The Battle of Life (1846), and The Haunted Man (1848) in one show. Visitors will get a firsthand look at the inspiration, composition, reception, and publication of A Christmas Carol. They’ll also discover what made it stand the test of time for over 100 years. It’s arguably the most classic Christmas tale that has been told over and over again through various film adaptations. It not only impacted Dickens’s life, but society at the time as well, as he drew inspiration from the socioeconomic issues of that time period.
The exhibit even discusses Dickens’s reading tour for A Christmas Carol, a ritual that was uncommon then. In it, though, he gave his heart and soul to his readers.
The Morgan Library itself will totally fit your holiday mood. With soaring ceilings, intricate frescos, dark wood accents, and an array of books and programs, this is a library that will surely lift the spirit of anyone who enters it.
Break out your calendars because this year you will definitely have holiday plans!
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