Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is professor of English literature and a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. His books include Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist and The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland. Most recently, he has edited the new edition of A Christmas Carol and Other Stories for Oxford University Press.
Interviews with Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
When it was published on December 19th, 1843, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol was an instant classic. As families settle in front of the fire to read it aloud on Christmas Eve, Oxford Professor of English Literature Robert Douglas-Fairhurst runs through the best of Dickens’s prolific writings about Christmas.
Interviews where books by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst were recommended
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