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A Dickens of a Time

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During this season of giving, two literary figures come to mind: Ebenezer Scrooge and "Tiny Tim" Cratchit. Characters from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," they were first introduced to readers on this day in 1843.

So we thought to mark the anniversary by talking about the much loved novel. Joel Brattin joins WBUR's Bob Oakes today. He's a Dickens scholar and literature professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site later today.

This program aired on December 19, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.


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