Rare Archival Video Footage of Poe, Dickens and other Classic Writers

Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, John Keats and other classic writers read from their works in these rare archival videos.  How, you may wonder, is there video footage of John Keats when he died in 1821?

The answer is some amazing animation and technical wizardry from Jim Clark.  Take a look at the following examples:

 

 

What a great way to bring literature to life in the classroom!  Watch a few of the videos and let us know which ones are your favorites by leaving a comment.

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