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A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, generally called A Christmas Carol, is a novella by means of Charles Dickens, first released in London by means of Chapman & corridor in 1843; the 1st version used to be illustrated by way of John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, an outdated miser who's visited via the ghost of his former company companion Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas earlier, current and but to return. After their visits Scrooge is reworked right into a kinder, gentler man.

Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol at a time while the British have been studying and exploring Christmas traditions from the previous, equivalent to carols, in addition to new customs comparable to Christmas bushes. He used to be motivated by way of reports from his personal earlier, and from the Christmas tales of different authors, together with Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written 3 Christmas tales sooner than the novella, and was once encouraged to jot down the tale following a trip to the sector Lane Ragged tuition, among the institutions for London's half-starved, illiterate road kids. The remedy of the bad and the facility of a self-interested guy redeeming himself via starting to be a extra sympathetic personality are the major issues of the tale. there's dialogue between lecturers as to if this used to be an absolutely secular tale, or whether it is a Christian allegory.

Published on 19 December, the 1st version offered out by way of Christmas Eve; via the tip of 1844 13 variants have been published. such a lot critics reviewed the novella absolutely. the tale was once illicitly copied in January 1844; Dickens took motion opposed to the publishers, who went bankrupt, additional decreasing Dickens's small earnings from the booklet. He went directly to write 4 different Christmas tales in next years. In 1849 he begun public readings of the tale which proved such a success he undertook 127 extra performances until eventually 1870, the yr of his loss of life. A Christmas Carol hasn't ever been out of print and has been translated into a number of languages; the tale has been tailored time and again for movie, degree, opera and different media.

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