Dickens Edits Dickens

You have a rare opportunity to become a Dickens scholar and study one of his manuscripts online. The Morgan Library and Museum has posted a digital version of the original manuscript of A Christmas Carol -- with Dickens's own edits -- for you to review and about which you can submit comments.

To learn more about the project, read "A Christmas Rewrite, as Dickens Edits Dickens" by Alison Leigh Cowan in the New York Times, December 1, 2009 available online at http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/a-christmas-rewrite-as-dickens-edits-dickens/.

If you're not up to doing the hard work of an editor during the holiday season, you can always check out the printed, audio, and video versions of A Christmas Carol from the Library. According to a quick search of our catalog, the Beaufort County Library owns 42 different versions of the classic tale. Surely one of them will fit your needs. Happy Holidays!

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.