A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is a Victorian morality tale that focuses on the life of the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge. First published by Charles Dickens in 1843 as a means to relieve personal debts, A Christmas Carol has become one of the most enduring Christmas stories of all time.

Source: Dickens, C. (1843). A Christmas Carol. London, England: Chapman and Hall.

The author's preface is stated.
“Stave I”
Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his deceased business partner. Marley's ghost warns Ebenezer to expect three more visitors.
“Stave II”
Ebenezer Scrooge nervously waits for the first spirit. Ebenezer is confronted with events from his childhood.
“Stave III”
The second spirit takes Ebenezor to the Cratchit home.
“Stave IV”
The final spirit arrives to reveal an ominous future to Ebenezer Scrooge.
“Stave V”
Ebnezer awakes on Christmas morning a changed man.
  • Year Published: 1843
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.7
  • Word Count: 30,762
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Keywords: forgiveness, ghost story, greed, morality, redemption, victorian
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