A Christmas Carol (Grades 9–1)  York Notes GCSE Revision Guide

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A Christmas Carol (Grades 9–1) York Notes

Charles Dickens

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1 Charles Dickens

As well as being a popular author Dickens worked for social reform to improve conditions for children and poor people.

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2 Story-telling

Telling ghost stories was a popular form of fireside entertainment, and this one is written in a style that makes it suitable for reading aloud.

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3 The Hungry Forties

Social changes, the rapid growth of cities and government legislation resulted in poverty, hunger and hardship for many people in England during the 1840s.

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4 The spirit of Christmas

The traditions associated with this Christian festival developed during the nineteenth century, and the ways in which people celebrated it were influenced by the royal family.

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5 A Christian message

The Christian principles of love for one’s neighbours, repentance and forgiveness are present throughout the novella.

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