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By Charles Dickens

One of 5 cherished Christmas classics
 
First released on December 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol used to be an quick vintage: Londoners thronged to listen to Dickens learn it in individual and purchased out the 1st printing in days. Its reception was once so ecstatic that it's credited with supporting to restore curiosity one of the Victorians in Christmas traditions, together with caroling and vacation playing cards, in addition to inciting an unforeseen wave of charitable giving from Britain’s business Age robber barons. Originally conceived as a pamphlet opposed to exploitative capitalism prior to taking its present shape, it has encouraged dozens of theatrical and film adaptions, and its characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, are endlessly inscribed in our hearts and minds.

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Monastic scholars imported books from the Continent, which were then painstakingly copied. In addition, original works were written, mostly in scholarly Latin, but later in Old English. The earliest recorded history of the English people came from the clergy at the monasteries. The greatest of these monks was the Venerable Bede (c. 673–735), author of A History of the English Church and People. When Vikings invaded in the late eighth and ninth centuries, they plundered monasteries and threatened to obliterate all traces of cultural refinement.

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