A Christmas Carol Is Published
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 12/03/2012
Uploaded: 12/14/2012
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Chales Dickens, Children's Literature, Christmas Carol

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Description/Abstract: News Display: A Christmas Carol Is Published, Monday, 12/17

On December 17, 1843, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas was published in London by Chapman and Hall. Telling the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser transformed through supernatural visitations of the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, the novella appealed to the restoration of spirit, joy, and good will during the sombre Victorian era. Illustrated by John Leech, Dickens' work was critically acclaimed and, still popular to this day, it has been widely adapted in different forms throughout the world.

The display will showcase the influence of its creator Charles Dickens, as it traces A Christmas Carol as a holiday tradition through the historical lens of the media.