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A Christmas Carol

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Title page and frontispiece of the first edition

A Christmas Carol is a short novel by Charles Dickens. It was first published on 19 December 1843, and it tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a stingy old man who doesn't like to spend money. Scrooge's life is changed on Christmas Eve by several ghosts. The novel was a great success, and has been adapted to plays, movies, and television programs.

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