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Why We Used To Tell Ghost Stories On Christmas Eve (And Why We Should Restart The Tradition)

The tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve gave us A CHRISTMAS CAROL. So where did we lose those stories along the way?

The Politics of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Is A Christmas Carol anti-capitalism or just reformist? Is it a morality tale? What was the author's intent, and how has it been read since?

Tiny Tim: Complex Reactions to a Stereotypical Character

A reader's analysis of idealized and stereotypical depictions of disability through Tiny Tim in Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

It Was Definitely a Time: The First Line of Dickens’s A TALE OF TWO CITIES

What does "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times" mean? One reader investigates A Tale of Two Cities first line.

Inequality and Want: Scenes From A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A roundup of quotes from A CHRISTMAS CAROL on the themes of inequality and want.

The History Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A brief history of the story behind Charles Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

30 Gloriously Wise Charles Dickens Quotes

30 of the best Charles Dickens quotes collected from his books, short stories, essays, and personal writing, arranged by topic.

Bookish Traditions To Begin This Holiday Season

If you’re looking for a few ways to celebrate this season with your favorite hobby, look no further than these book traditions for the holidays!

12 Literary Quotes for Your Holiday Cards

Bookish quotes to include in your holiday cards!

Honest Plot Summaries of 19th-Century Novels

Simple summaries of novels written in the 19th century.