The Transatlantic Friendship: Charles Calhoun on Longfellow and Dickens

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As part of Brunswick Downtown Association’s 2013 Longfellow Days series, Charles Calhoun, author of biography Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life, examined the friendship between Longfellow and Charles Dickens.

In this podcast he discusses the writers’ correspondence, Dickens’ visit to The United States, and Longfellow’s to London. Mr. Calhoun spoke to an audience at Bowdoin College’s Moulton Union, on February 13, 2013.


Sketch of Dickens, in 1842, and Longfellow, from c. 1850