WEFOUNDA Christmas Carol Charles Dickens (Classics Illustrated)


Remember that movie, The Perfect Storm ? Where a whole bunch of natural phenomena coincide in just the right way to make George Clooney really sad on his little boat in the middle of a freakishly raging sea? Well, that's pretty much the same thing that happened in 1843, when A Christmas Carol was published. Okay, see you later!

… Oh, sorry, you're right, we should probably unpack that little analogy before peaceing out entirely. Just what were the elements of the perfect storm that made A Christmas Carol possible?

First is what we'll call the re-emergence of old tradition. The thing is that Christmas—the way we know it, with the gift giving and parties and the tree—wasn't always a thing in England. Sure, it was a religious holiday, but none of the more secular hoopla that we've come to associate with the idea of some kind of "Christmas season" or "Christmas spirit" had many takers in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Remember that movie, The Perfect Storm ? Where a whole bunch of natural phenomena coincide in just the right way to make George Clooney really sad on his little boat in the middle of a freakishly raging sea? Well, that's pretty much the same thing that happened in 1843, when A Christmas Carol was published. Okay, see you later!

… Oh, sorry, you're right, we should probably unpack that little analogy before peaceing out entirely. Just what were the elements of the perfect storm that made A Christmas Carol possible?

First is what we'll call the re-emergence of old tradition. The thing is that Christmas—the way we know it, with the gift giving and parties and the tree—wasn't always a thing in England. Sure, it was a religious holiday, but none of the more secular hoopla that we've come to associate with the idea of some kind of "Christmas season" or "Christmas spirit" had many takers in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas , commonly known as A Christmas Carol , is a novel by Charles Dickens , first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech . A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past , Present and Yet to Come . After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

With A Christmas Carol , Dickens captured the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. He has been acknowledged as an influence on the modern Western observance of Christmas and inspired several aspects of Christmas, such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit.

The story begins on a cold and bleak Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge 's business partner, Jacob Marley . Scrooge, an old miser , hates Christmas and refuses an invitation to Christmas dinner from his nephew Fred. He turns away two men who seek a donation from him in order to provide food and heating for the poor, and only grudgingly allows his overworked, underpaid clerk , Bob Cratchit , Christmas Day off with pay to conform to the social custom.

Remember that movie, The Perfect Storm ? Where a whole bunch of natural phenomena coincide in just the right way to make George Clooney really sad on his little boat in the middle of a freakishly raging sea? Well, that's pretty much the same thing that happened in 1843, when A Christmas Carol was published. Okay, see you later!

… Oh, sorry, you're right, we should probably unpack that little analogy before peaceing out entirely. Just what were the elements of the perfect storm that made A Christmas Carol possible?

First is what we'll call the re-emergence of old tradition. The thing is that Christmas—the way we know it, with the gift giving and parties and the tree—wasn't always a thing in England. Sure, it was a religious holiday, but none of the more secular hoopla that we've come to associate with the idea of some kind of "Christmas season" or "Christmas spirit" had many takers in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas , commonly known as A Christmas Carol , is a novel by Charles Dickens , first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech . A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past , Present and Yet to Come . After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

With A Christmas Carol , Dickens captured the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. He has been acknowledged as an influence on the modern Western observance of Christmas and inspired several aspects of Christmas, such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit.

The story begins on a cold and bleak Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge 's business partner, Jacob Marley . Scrooge, an old miser , hates Christmas and refuses an invitation to Christmas dinner from his nephew Fred. He turns away two men who seek a donation from him in order to provide food and heating for the poor, and only grudgingly allows his overworked, underpaid clerk , Bob Cratchit , Christmas Day off with pay to conform to the social custom.

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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary  »


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