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Students' presentation: A Christmas Carol 2

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

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