Dickens’s A Christmas Carol at 170

A very seasonal post with interesting facts about Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Read on …

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A short summary of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and some fascinating trivia about the book

Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale A Christmas Carol was published over 170 years ago, in 1843. Since then, there have been countless stage, screen, and radio adaptations of the classic story. The first film adaptation was a short silent movie version in 1901, titled Scrooge; or, Marley’s Ghost. There have been opera and ballet versions, an all-black musical called Comin’ Uptown (1979), and even a 1973 mime adaptation for the BBC starring Marcel Marceau. The Muppets, Mickey Mouse, and Mr Magoo have all featured in adaptations of the book.

It wasn’t the first Christmas story Dickens wrote. It wasn’t even the first Christmas ghost story Dickens wrote. He’d already written ‘The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton’, featuring miserly Gabriel Grub, an inset tale in Dickens’s first ever published novel, The…

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4 Responses to Dickens’s A Christmas Carol at 170

  1. Thanks for sharing, Marie! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Katie Cross says:

    Oh, I love anything about Charles Dickens!

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