A Christmas Carol, Or, The Miser’s Warning: A Drama in 2 acts, Adapted from Charles Dickens’ Story
Dickens’s concern for children, their welfare, and parenting crystalized in his first Christmas book: A Christmas Carol. The genesis of the story, which features Ebenezer ‘Bah! Humbug!’ Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts, arose through Dickens’s desire to strike a ‘sledge-hammer blow…on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child’. And Christmas conviviality was not a new theme. He had delved into Xmas cheer at Wardles’s Manor Farm at Dingley Dell in Pickwick Papers, Part X. ‘The Ghost of Marley’ by E. N. Ellis is on display in this dramatized version of Dickens’s classic tale.
[The Ghost of Marley, illustration by E.N. Ellis opposite page 12 in C. Z. Barnett's A Christmas Carol, Or, The Miser’s Warning: A Drama in 2 acts, Adapted from Charles Dickens’ Story.]
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