A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens
first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The
story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological,
ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits
of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet
to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.
The book was written and published in early Victorian era Britain
when it was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten
Christmas traditions, and at the time when new customs such as the
Christmas tree and greeting cards were being introduced. 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
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