Course: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Date / Time

  • November 30, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • December 7, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • December 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


  • Tuition for this reading group is $100.
  • Registration will open to Delancey Society members on August 22, to members on August 29, and to the public on September 5.
  • Rosenbach members at the Contributor level and above will receive a 10% discount on tuition.
  • Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership.


Many of us know the story A Christmas Carol by heart, but when was the last time you read this classic winter tale? Join us for a deep read and group discussion of the spookiest Christmas story. Tuition includes admission to a performance of A Christmas Carol by the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, which will take place at the Rosenbach on Thursday, December 14.


Christmas Carol Syllabus

About the Instructor

Edward G. Pettit is the Sunstein Family manager of public programs at the Rosenbach. Known to many local literature lovers as the “Philly Poe Guy,” Edward G. Pettit has been a writer, a book reviewer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and a professor at La Salle University for the last ten years. In 2012, he was the Charles Dickens Ambassador for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Charles Dickens bicentenary celebrations.