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A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, generally known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by way of Charles Dickens, first released in London by means of Chapman & corridor in 1843; the 1st version was once illustrated through John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, an outdated miser who's visited by means of the ghost of his former company associate Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas earlier, current and but to return.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 interpreting and exploring Christmas traditions from the previous, corresponding to carols, in addition to new customs equivalent to Christmas bushes. He was once encouraged by way of reviews from his personal previous, and from the Christmas tales of different authors, together with Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written 3 Christmas tales ahead of the novella, and was once encouraged to jot down the tale following a trip to the sphere Lane Ragged institution, one of many institutions for London's half-starved, illiterate road young children. The therapy of the bad and the power of a self-interested guy redeeming himself by means of growing a extra sympathetic personality are the most important issues of the tale. there's dialogue between lecturers to whether this used to be a completely secular tale, or whether it is a Christian allegory.

Published on 19 December, the 1st variation offered out by way of Christmas Eve; by way of the tip of 1844 13 variations were 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 gains from the e-book. He went directly to write 4 different Christmas tales in next years. In 1849 he started public readings of the tale which proved such a success he undertook 127 extra performances until eventually 1870, the 12 months of his loss of life. A Christmas Carol hasn't ever been out of print and has been translated into numerous languages; the tale has been tailored repeatedly for movie, level, opera and different media.

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