Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
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Charles Dickens was the most famous novelist of his age and is recognised by many as the greatest English writer after Shakespeare. But Dickens was more than just a creator of memorable and colourful characters - he was essentially a subversive writer, spending his life fighting tyranny and injustice.
Susannah Fullerton tells the tale of his rise from the blacking factory (where twelve-year old Charles slaved for 6 shillings a week) to his position of successful novelist and lecturer. There is also the story of his hidden mistress, his troubled marriage and his desperate anxiety to keep the affection of his public.
Dickens also did much to create our modern idea of Christmas. His A Christmas Carol was a cultural phenomenon, which did much to encourage charitable giving and which gave us so many of our favourite images of Christmas. Join this lecture for some seasonal Christmas cheer at the end of what has been a challenging year for us all.
Susannah Fullerton has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australia lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
Image| John Leech, Frontispiece of A Christmas Carol. 1843