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The Story.

A Christmas Carol tells the story of bitter old miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from supernatural visits by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.



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A Christmas carol was initially published in an edition of 6,000 copies on 19th December 1843 and sold out within a few days. Reprinted numerous times the story has never been out of print this date. It has remained a much-loved traditional Christmas tale.



Seeing the success of the novella, another publisher, Lee and Haddock, produced a pirated version that sold for only twopence. Charles Dickens sued the company. Although he won his case, Lee and Haddock declared themselves bankrupt and Dickens had to pay £700 in costs and law charges