Scholars: Dickens classic may have Lowellian links

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December 16th, 2013

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Natalie McKnight, College of General Studies

The great Charles Dickens may have had some help in crafting his timeless classic “A Christmas Carol,” thanks to the Lowell “mill girls” of the 1840s…

Expert quote:

“I do think some people just like to think there was this traditional genius… a lone man getting divine inspiration from the muses. But in this case, the muses were working 12 hours a day in a factory.”

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