Caroline McCracken-Flesher (essay date 1996)
SOURCE: “The Incorporation of A Christmas Carol: A Tale of Seasonal Screening,” in Dickens Studies Annual, Vol. 24, 1996, pp. 93–118.
[In the following essay, McCracken-Flesher judges the impact of A Christmas Carol on the economic success of Christmas.]
In February 1844, just a few months after A Christmas Carol's publication, Thackeray called the book “a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it a personal kindness” (Collins 149). Dickens' tale certainly...
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