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A Christmas Carol is Published by Charles Dickens

393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
1843-12-19
On this day Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol which has become a popular and favorite Christmas story featuring the literary icon Ebenezer Scrooge.

The map in this addition shows the birthplace home of Charles Dickens which is now a museum honoring the Victorian era author. The Bird's eye is particularly good for this location; the home is immediately to the right of the large white building that has the rounded windows running up the front of it on either side of the entrance way.

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (commonly known as A Christmas Carol) is what Charles Dickens described as his "little Christmas Book" and was first published on December 19, 1843 with illustrations by John Leech. The story was instantly successful, selling over six thousand copies in one week and, although originally written as a potboiler to enable Dickens to pay off a debt, the tale has become one of the most popular and enduring Christmas stories of all time.
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A Christmas Carol is Published by Charles Dickens - 393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England