Victorian Class Criticism In A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

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Dickens is a well-known writer and social critic in England. It is stated in A Study Guide for Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”, “Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England on February 7, 1812. His family moved to London before he was two, but his father had trouble making enough money to feed his large family. In 1824 Dickens’ father was sent to debtor’s prison, along with most of his family.” In the same book, his life change stated like “ By 1843 he had completed four books and was middle of the next, Martin Chuzzlewit, when he took time out in October and November to write A Christmas Carol. He continued to write novels, most of them being published in serial form before being bound as novels.”(n.pag) Also in the book A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas: With Original Art and Narration by Jon Langford “Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most popular and acclaimed English novelists of the Victorian Era. His novels and short stories are widely read, reviewed, and studied an continue to find new readers with…show more content…
As Dickens stated in his story A Christmas Carol about Scrooge and his talking with nephew “What else can I be,” returned the uncle, “when I live in such a world of fools as this? Merry Christmas! Out upon merry Christmas! What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in ‘em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will.” said Scrooge indignantly, “every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He

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