A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (PDF) Free Download
A Christmas Carol PDF Free Download: A Christmas Carol pdf, also known as Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, is a novella by Charles Dickens that was originally published in 1843 in London by Chapman & Hall and illustrated by John Leech.
In the story told in A Christmas Carol pdf, an elderly miser named Ebenezer Scrooge receives visits from the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley,
as well as the spirits of Christmases past, present, and yet to come. Scrooge changes into a nicer, gentler man after their visits.
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol pdf was written in a time when the British were re-examining both older Christmas practices like songs and modern ones like Christmas cards and trees.
He was influenced by his own childhood memories as well as the Christmas tales written by other authors, such as Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold.
Dickens was inspired to write the novella after visiting the Field Lane Ragged School, one of several facilities for street kids in London.
Dickens had previously written three Christmas novellas. The treatment of the underprivileged and a greedy man’s capacity to change and become a more empathetic figure are the story’s main themes.
Academics disagree over whether or not this is an entirely secular tale or a Christian allegory.
By the end of 1844, thirteen editions had been published after the first one, which had been published on December 19th, had sold out by Christmas Eve.
Most reviewers gave the novella positive ratings. When the narrative was unjustly reproduced in January 1844, Dickens sued the publishers, who ultimately filed for bankruptcy, severely lowering Dickens’s meager royalties from the book.
In the years that followed, he wrote four more Christmas tales.
He started giving public readings of the story in 1849, and they were so well received that he continued doing them for another 127 times up until his death in 1870.
A Christmas Carol pdf has been been adapted for theater, screen, opera, and other media, and it has never been out of print or out of any language.
The spirit of the Christmas holiday’s mid-Victorian resurgence was encapsulated in A Christmas Carol pdf.
Dickens recognised the impact of the contemporary Western Christmas celebration and went on to inspire various characteristics of Christmas,
such as family get-togethers, festive food and drink, dancing, games, and a generous spirit.
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A Christmas Carol PDF Summary
Seven years after the passing of Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner, Jacob Marley, A Christmas Carol pdf begins on a gloomy, chilly Christmas Eve in London.
Aging miser Scrooge, who despises Christmas, declines an invitation to supper from his nephew Fred, who is the child of Fan, Scrooge’s deceased sister.
He refuses two men who beg him for money to buy food and heat for the poor, and grudgingly grants his overworked, underpaid employee,
Bob Cratchit, a paid holiday from work on Christmas Day in order to follow social convention.
Marley’s ghost, who roams the Earth bound by hefty chains and money boxes built during a lifetime of greed and selfishness, pays Scrooge a visit that evening at his home.
Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, and he must listen to them or be cursed to carry much heavier chains of his own, Marley warns. He has just one opportunity to avoid the same destiny.
The first ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past, transports Scrooge to holiday scenes from his boyhood to bring back memories of a more innocent time.
Scenes from Scrooge’s life at boarding school, his bond with his cherished sister Fan, and a Christmas party held by his first employer, Mr.
Fezziwig, who treated him like a son are all depicted here. When Belle realizes that Scrooge will never love her as much as he loves money, she decides to end their relationship.
Finally, on the Christmas Eve after Marley’s passing, they go to a now-married Belle and her big, happy family.
Scrooge requests that the ghost eject him from the house after hearing Belle describe the man he has grown to be.
Scrooge is led to a festive market where shoppers are making purchases for Christmas dinner by the second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present.
The Ghost then reveals Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit’s youngest son and a cheerful youngster who is gravely ill, to Scrooge during the family feast before leaving.
Scrooge is told by the ghost that Tiny Tim would pass away if nothing is done to alter the path of events.
After that, the ghost and Scrooge journey to Christmas celebrations in a miner’s cabin, a lighthouse, and a ship at sea.
The ghost and Scrooge next stop by Fred’s Christmas party. The ghost appears to Scrooge and then vanishes,
leaving behind two monstrous, malnourished children named Want and Ignorance.
He mocks Scrooge’s concern for their welfare while warning him to beware of them.
Scrooge and Bob Cratchit are depicted in a black-and-white artwork enjoying a beverage in front of a big fire.
The Christmas celebration of Scrooge and Bob Cratchit is depicted in an artwork from stave five of the original 1843 edition.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, the third ghost, takes Scrooge to a future Christmas.
Scenes regarding the death of a despised man, whose burial is attended by neighborhood businessmen only on the condition that lunch is supplied, are revealed by the silent ghost.
His charwoman, laundress, and the neighborhood mortician rob him of his belongings to sell to a fence.
Only a poor couple who are happy that his death provides them more time to organize their finances are shown to him when he requests the ghost to reveal a single person who is affected by his death.
The ghost appears to Scrooge and shows him Bob Cratchit and his family grieving Tiny Tim’s death when he requests to witness tenderness associated with any death.
The ghost then permits Scrooge to visit an abandoned grave that contains a tombstone carrying his name. Scrooge promises to alter his ways while sobbing.
On Christmas morning, a transformed Scrooge awakens. He spends the afternoon with Fred’s family before making a sizable donation to the charity he rejected the day before.
He then sends a sizable turkey to the Cratchit household in secret for Christmas dinner.
The following day, he increases Cratchit’s pay and starts to treat Tiny Tim like a son.
From that moment on, Scrooge lives up to the spirit of Christmas by being kind, generous, and compassionate to everyone.