By Charles Dickens
One of the best-loved and such a lot quoted tales of "the guy who invented Christmas"-English author Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched thousands of hearts since.
Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge hasn't ever met a shilling he doesn't like. . .and infrequently a guy he does. And he hates Christmas such a lot of all. while Scrooge is visited by means of his previous associate, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas earlier, Christmas current, and yuletide but to return, he learns everlasting classes of charity, kindness, and goodwill. adventure a real Victorian Christmas!
A miser learns the genuine which means of Christmas while 3 ghostly viewers assessment his earlier and foretell his destiny.
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