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A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens

  • Rams Head Bar & Grill

    40 East Market Street, West Chester, PA (map)

    39.960159 -75.603371

  • Table Past the bar on the left, the people holding books
  • We're going for a classic this month!

     A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. It was first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases 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 strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs, such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. Dickens' 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.

    Notes and Post Scipts

    1. The Book Exchange is back this year. Bring a book to pass along to another book club member. This is strictly optional. If you're new this month, we'd love to meet you and you don't have to exchange with us. If you want to get a book someone else thinks you'd love, bring one to exchange!

    2. We're picking books for January and February! Please come and tell me why my suggestion is not ideal and why the book you're reading right now would be the perfect choice!

    3. This here corner of the internet is sponsored by the people who show up to book club. It costs me $15 a month to maintain this page, or about $1-2 per person at a meeting.

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  • Matt V.
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    Hi, I'm Matt. Aside from reading, I also enjoy hockey, company and music among other various things.

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    Hi, I am Arba I read love to read books and meet people with same interests.

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    Hi. I'm Susan and I love books and reading.

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    Hi, I'm Matt. Just a simple book lover interested in meeting fun people.

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