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  • 1.
  • 2. Charles John Huffam Dickens 
    (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870)
    was the most popular English
    novelist
    of theVictorian era.
  • 3. A Christmas Carol is a novella
    by English author Charles Dickens
    first published by Chapman & Hall 
    on 17 December 1843
  • 4. First edition cover
  • 5. The story tells of sour and stingy 
    Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological,
    ethical, and emotional
    transformation
  • 6. after the supernatural visitations
    of Jacob Marley
  • 7. and the Ghost of Christmas Past
  • 8. Ghost of
    Christmas
    Present
  • 9. Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
  • 10. He never had any more
    conversations with spirits,
    but kept Christmas cheerfully,
    and lived a happy life.
  • 11. He became as good a friend,
    employer and man,
    as anyone in London or in the world.
  • 12. Dickens' sources for the tale appear
    to be many and varied but
    are principally the humiliating
    experiences
    of his childhood,
    his sympathy for the poor,
    and various Christmas stories
    and fairy tales.
  • 13. Dickens began to write
    A Christmas Carol 
    in October 1843, 
    and completed
    the book
    in six weeks.
  • 14. The book received immediate
    critical acclaim.
  • 15. London literary magazine the Athenaeum
    declared it, "A tale to make the reader
    laugh and cry—to open his hands,
    and open his heart to charity
    even toward the uncharitable
  • 16. Dickens wrote in the wake of British
    government changes
    to the welfare system known
    as the Poor Laws,
    changes which required
    among other things,
    welfare applicants to "work"
    on treadmills.
  • 17. “A Christmas Carol” –
    this is a very
    interesting novella!!!
  • 18. Charles Dickens
    died on June 9th,
    1870
  • 19. is buried in
    Poets Corner
    in Westminster
    Abbey,
    London.
  • 20.
  • 21.
  • 22. THE END….

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