A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1843
A Christmas Carol
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About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors in history. His works have remained iconic in popular culture for centuries, and many of his characters are recognisable to this day.
Dickens was born in 1812 and spent his early life mainly in London. He received a basic education but soon left school to work as a lawyer's clerk, then later as a journalist. He wrote for various publications before publishing the novels that made him famous: 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol' and 'Great Expectations'. His writing style has been described as humorous yet poignant, with a keen eye for social injustice. Many of his stories featured poverty-stricken characters striving to improve their lot in life, which often had an inspirational effect on readers at the time. Find out more about Charles Dickens.