A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Dickens's tender and comic tale of the Cratchit family, Tiny Tim, and Ebenezer Scrooge--a favorite ever since it was written, in 1843. Badly in need of money, Dickens produced A CHRISTMAS CAROL in six weeks; the first printing of 6,000 copies sold out instantly. In Dickens's original version, Tiny Tim was Tiny Fred, and Scrooge said "Bah!" but not "Humbug!"
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: General, Human Qualities + Behavior, Classics, Religion + Beliefs, Settings, Holidays, Society + Social Issues, Stages of Life, Conflicts + Dualities, Types of Characters, Money + Finance, Literary Genres + Types of Novels