A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens

Francis_Alexander_-_Charles_Dickens_1842.jpegCharles Dickens in 1842, the year before the publication of A Christmas Carol

I used to read from this book to my children when they were young. I loved it. The Victorian writing made me think of days of yore. It also made me want to visit his home in London, England. Camden.

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When I visited my pen pal in the mid-80’s, whom I’d been writing since we both were in our early teens, I toured the house. This Georgian terraced house was all one could imagine. His desk is on display, and the house is as it was in his time. Of course, this was before cell phones. Put it on your bucket list.

 

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However, Mr. Dickens brought to the attention of the government, the treatment of the poor and meek. His father had been imprisoned and Charles had little growing up. He exposed child labor, orphanages, and prison conditions through his writing. He also was one of the greatest influences in rejuvenating the spirit of Christmas.

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Dickens began writing the famous novel in September 1843 with 6,000 sold by Christmas upon completion. Since then, there’s been many, many versions of the famous novel made into movies, plays and various written adaptations.

 

Many thanks to Wikipedia and the Dickens website for the photos. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Carol

 

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