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175 Years Ago Today Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Was Published
Updated December 20, 2018 7:02 AM
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(UNDATED) - One hundred and seventy-five years ago today, on Dec. 19, 1843, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published in London by Chapman & Hall.

Charles Dickens

The British Library provides images of the book's first edition in an online article, "The origins of 'A Christmas Carol'," by professor John Sutherland.

One can read the tale of Scrooge and his overnight transformation here.

The great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, has written three books about Dickens:

  • "Charles Dickens: A Bicentenary Celebration,"
  • "Charles Dickens and his Circle"
  • "Dickens and Christmas."

She's celebrating the anniversary today at the Charles Dickens Museum, the original home at 48 Doughty St. in London where Dickens and his wife moved a few months before Queen Victoria began her reign in 1837.

The museum also houses a Dickens collection library of more than 100,000 items.

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