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Unwrapping ‘A Christmas Carol’

29th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 25th February 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition  will  reveal  how  a  campaigning  article  about  the injustices  of  child  labour  turned  into  a  story  that  continues  to  inspire more  than  170  years  after  its publication.

Written in six weeks in the winter of 1843 to ensure publication before Christmas, A Christmas Carol sold 6,000 copies in the six days between its release and Christmas Eve that same year and has never been out of print since.

The exhibition explores the inspiration behind the novella through artefacts such as the earliest hand-tinted etchings by John Leech for the first edition of A Christmas Carol in 1843, first editions of the story, playbills and presentation copies given by Dickens to his friends.

The exhibition will partner with the new film The Man Who  Invented Christmas, which opens in the UK on 1st December and stars Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens. To mark the UK release of the film, which focuses on Dickens’s motivations for writing A Christmas Carol, the Museum will devote a section of the exhibition to original costumes and props from the film.


Details

Start:
29th November 2017 @ 10:00 am
End:
25th February 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
https://dickensmuseum.com/blogs/exhibitions/ghost-of-an-idea-unwrapping-a-christmas-carol

Venue

Charles Dickens Museum
48 Doughty Street
London, WC1N 2LX United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7405 2127
Venue Website:
https://dickensmuseum.com/

Organiser

Charles Dickens Museum
Phone:
020 7405 2127
Email:
info@dickensmuseum.com
Organiser Website:
https://dickensmuseum.com/