But no, I do not agree that it is "just" a tale of redemption. It is so much more.
View all 18 comments Sharon Emanuel I love the idea of reading this at Christmas. This is a story me and my I love the idea of reading this at Christmas.
Fabulous story, looking forward to Christmas now! Nov 22, Dickens was already famous inbut the sales of the recent installments of Martin Chuzzlewit were less than half of what he had received for the individual numbers of his previous novels.
His publishers Chapman and Hall were so alarmed that they invoked a clause in Dickens contract which demanded that they be reimbursed for the printing cost of the Chuzzlewit installments. Dickens was alarmed too, but also hurt, offended A large mortgage payment would soon be due, and his wife had just given birth to their fifth child.
Still, he was convinced that his idea for a yuletide novella would yield an ample return and make up for the Chuzzlewit deficit. He financed the sumptuous edition of A Christmas Carol himself—colored plates, colored title page, gilt embossed front cover, gilt-edged pages, etc.
Dickens waited eagerly for the money to roll in, but, although the sales were indeed phenomenal, Dickens gained little money from them. Although the cost of producing the elegant volume must have cut deeply into the profits, Dickens was convinced Chapman and Hall were cheating him and he refused to do business with them for the next fifteen years.
But enough of money matters, for now! What follows are a few random observations on this, the latest of my many readings. Helps us see what hard, unrelenting old sinners Marley and his partner really are. It consists of two principles: This philosophy is the shield that protects Scrooge from feeling the pains of sympathy and compassion.
He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count them up: The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.
No, those guys should have to listen to the above passage on a loop, eight hours a day, for the rest of their lives. There, Scrooge sees her happy in the recent past, a contented wife and mother surrounded by a whirlwind of children.
But the more I think about it, the more profound it seems, psychologically and spiritually. This, after all, is the pattern of every true conversion, the manner in which we grow in sympathy toward our fellow human beings: Augustine would have understood, for it was how he envisioned the Trinity, as a model of love in action: Oh, speaking of how painful memories can inspire a person to action, I forgot to tell you the rest of the story about A Christmas Carol and money.
Parley's claimed they owed Dickens nothing because what they had published was not a piracy, but an "analytical condensation" of the tale, and, in addition, they had improved upon the original.
For example, in their version, Tiny Tim sings a song about a little child freezing in the snow.
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