Publisher description for A Christmas carol / Charles Dickens ; edited by Richard Kelly.


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Emerging from Dickens's preoccupation in the early 1840s with issues of poverty, ignorance, and cruelty, this classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve, was first published in 1843 to strong reviews and popular success. The Broadview edition uses the first edition with original drawings by John Leech. This edition also includes Washington Irving's descriptions of English Christmas customs; essays by Dickens on Christmas, and his essay "A Walk in a Workhouse"; a British government report on the lives of child labourers; a speech by Dickens on the importance of educating the poor; selected letters; contemporary reviews; and a listing of film, television, and radio adaptations of the book.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Scrooge, Ebenezer (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Poor families -- Fiction.
Sick children -- Fiction.
Misers -- Fiction.