12 Days of Christmas #6: Writers trying to afford Christmas Presents

The brief, obvious history of why Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol".

Why Charles Dickens Wrote "A Christmas Carol"

The beloved story sold 6,000 copies in its first week in print and 15,000 in its first year

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The first edition of A Christmas Carol. The illustration on the left is of Mr. Fezziwig's ball, one of Scrooge's good memories. (Wikimedia Commons)
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