A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits from Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.

The book was written and published in early Victorian Era Britain, a period when there was both strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions and an initiation of new practices such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. Dickens's sources for the tale appear to be many and varied but are principally the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.[

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  • Kristina

    Since I am new to the group, just wondering if you put a meet-up sign on a table or something to help identify the group.

    December 26, 2013

    • Julie W.

      We'll be near the carousel in the food court, and there will be a copy of the book on the table.

      December 26, 2013

    • Kristina

      Thanks! See you tomorrow night

      December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe is more likely depending on if I finish with my client in time to gather with you. Exceptional choice for a book this month!

    December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I will be able to make this, but may be a bit late. How long do meets usually last? I am trying to determine if it makes sense for me to attend or not, if I can't get my work schedule changed. Thanks!

    December 16, 2013

    • Julie W.

      Hi, Kristin- We'll probably be there until about 8 p.m.

      December 18, 2013

  • Ana

    There is a version of this on UConn's radio station WHUS, if you want to live stream and listen tonight at 7pm!

    December 11, 2013

  • Emily

    I was confusing this date with the previous Monday so I think I can go after all :)

    November 30, 2013

  • rona g

    I will be away then but eventually I will be free when the club meets. I am very interested in doing this

    November 27, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Sorry, I'll be out of state for NYE. Maybe another time.

    November 26, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Julie, I won't be attending the meet although I may read the book. My schedule is busy and even though I joined the group in the beginning I often don't feel like taking the 40 minute ride to go to Manchester. Good luck with the group.

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i really haven't been to any of these meetups due to some of the books didn't interest me....Mondays are good....i was considering dropping out of group, but if maybe some of the books interest me ill stay on...

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be traveling out of state for the holidays

    November 24, 2013

    • Julie W.

      Have a good trip, Grady.

      November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I have to leave the group since I am spending M-F in Stamford. Otherwise I think the group has a good foundation in that the classics are bound to be a good read.

    November 24, 2013

  • Melissa

    I'm in the process of moving out of state where I will be until April, at the very least. I won't be able to attend the upcoming meet ups for awhile. I enjoy the books which have been selected and do my best to read them, even if I don't have time to attend the discussions.

    November 24, 2013

    • Julie W.

      Thanks, Melissa. Good luck on the move!

      November 24, 2013

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