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Why Dickens Wrote "A Christmas Carol," Where to See Thousands of Objects From King Tut's Tomb, How the Crusades Helped Create Gingerbread and More

Why Dickens Wrote "A Christmas Carol," Where to See Thousands of Objects From King Tut's Tomb, How the Crusades Helped Create Gingerbread and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    DECEMBER 2016

Why Charles Dickens Wrote "A Christmas Carol"

The beloved story sold 6,000 copies in its first week in print and 15,000 in its first year

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The first edition of A Christmas Carol. The illustration on the left is of Mr. Fezziwig's ball, one of Scrooge's good memories. (Wikimedia Commons)

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