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Quotations from the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol.

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It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form.

Background. “It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form.” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 4). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. This quote is a description […]

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Solitary as an oyster.

Background. “Solitary as an oyster.” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. The quote is from a paragraph describing Ebenezer Scrooge at the beginning of A Christmas Carol, who […]

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Bah! Humbug.

Background. “Bah! Humbug” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. Taken from the line: “Scrooge having no better answer ready on the spur of the moment, said, “Bah!” again; […]

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