Ghoultide Greetings, Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.
How did Dickens first become interested in ghost stories? (Childhood experience) Victorians actively pursued weekly séances in hopes of contacting the afterlife. In this respect, through his holiday ghost stories, he was truly a man of the times. How did his active pursuit of spiritualism translate into many of these Christmas “Ghost stories?” How is this demonstrated in the British Library’s new exhibition, “Hankering After Ghosts: Charles Dickens and the Supernatural”? How did this fascination with the paranormal permeate his life’s work?
• The Chimes
• The Ghost in the Bridal Chamber
• The Haunted House
• The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton
• The Trial for Murder
• The Signal-Man
• The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain
This program is free and open to the public. Call (732) 356-0043 to sign up or click on http://www.libraryinsight.net/eventdetails.asp?jx=jbp&lmx=264634&v=3 to register online.