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May 22, 2015

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Pictures of the Week: Neil Gaiman Reads ‘A Christmas Carol’ at NYPL

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Celebrated author Neil Gaiman, dressed in Victorian garb, gave a special reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol on December 15 at New York Public Library‘s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Following edits and prompts Dickens himself used for readings of the classic tale, Gaiman entertained a packed crowd just in time for the holiday season. Researcher and author Molly Oldfield also shared some of her favorite Dickens treasures during the free event.

Download the live recording of the event for free on NYPL’s website, or from iTunes U.

Neil Gaiman dressed in Victorian attire reads from Charles Dickens's classic, A Christmas Carol.

Neil Gaiman dressed in Victorian attire reads from Charles Dickens’s classic, A Christmas Carol. All photos by Jonathan Blanc/The New York Public Library.

Neil Gaiman reading.

Neil Gaiman took cues from Charles Dickens’s notes for when the author himself performed it 150 years ago.

Performers at the Christmas Carol event.

A troupe of carolers from Goode Time Productions sang traditional Christmas songs at the NYPL event.

Molly Oldfield

Researcher and author Molly Oldfield addresses the crowd.

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