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Der Weihnachtsabend: Eine Geistergeschichte
Der Weihnachtsabend: Eine Geistergeschichte
Der Weihnachtsabend: Eine Geistergeschichte
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Der Weihnachtsabend: Eine Geistergeschichte

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A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas (wörtlich Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa, oder Eine Geistergeschichte zum Christfest, deutsch meist Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte) ist eine der bekanntesten Erzählungen von Charles Dickens. Sie wurde am 19. Dezember 1843 mit Illustrationen von John Leech erstmals veröffentlicht.

Die Erzählung handelt vom Geldverleiher Ebenezer Scrooge, einem alten, grantigen Geizhals, der in einer einzigen Nacht zunächst Besuch von seinem verstorbenen Teilhaber Jacob Marley und dann von drei weiteren Geistern erhält, die ihm schließlich dazu verhelfen, sein Leben zu ändern. Das Buch enthält stark sozialkritische Töne, mit denen Dickens die Missstände im England des 19. Jahrhunderts anprangern wollte.


Charles John Huffam Dickens, (als Pseudonym auch Boz; * 7. Februar 1812 in Landport bei Portsmouth, England; † 9. Juni 1870 auf seinem Landsitz Gads Hill Place in Higham bei Rochester, England) war ein englischer Schriftsteller. Ihm wird große literaturgeschichtliche Bedeutung beigemessen. 2015 wählten 82 internationale Literaturkritiker und -wissenschaftler vier seiner Romane zu den bedeutendsten britischen Romanen: David Copperfield, Bleak House, Große Erwartungen und Dombey und Sohn.
Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken gehören außerdem Oliver Twist, Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten und A Christmas Carol.
LanguageDeutsch
PublisherPasserino
Release dateDec 9, 2019
ISBN9788835343639
Der Weihnachtsabend: Eine Geistergeschichte
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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, the second of eight children to John and Elizabeth Dickens. Dickens' father had great difficulty managing his affairs and was often under the burden of crushing debt, which culminated in his imprisonment in Marshalsea debtor's prison in 1824. As a result, Dickens was forced to leave school and begin work at a boot-blacking factory to assist in getting the family out of debt, an experience that would allow Dickens to sympathize with the plight of the poor and destitute that would last his entire life. Dickens took to writing immediately and, in 1833, he published his first story: A Dinner at Popular Walk in Monthly Magazine. The following year, he began writing under the pseudonym Boz and released a collection of short stories entitled Sketches by Boz in 1836. That same year he married Catherine Hogarth, daughter of the editor of the Evening Chronicle. They had 10 children before they separated in 1858. From 1836 to 1837, Dickens serialized what would become the novel The Pickwick Papers, which was an immediate sensation and became one of his most popular works, released in book form in 1837. Encouraged by this success, Dickens began writing at a furious and astonishing rate, producing (in serial form) some of his most favorite novels: Oliver Twist (1837-39), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39), as well as The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge (1840-41). After that, Dickens barely paused for the rest of his career. He would regularly release a book ever year or so for the next two decades, including American Notes, his five Christmas Books (including, of course, A Christmas Carol), David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. Charles Dickens suffered a stroke on June 9, 1870 at died at Gad's Hill. Buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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