With Christmas in view, many GCSE students will be studying A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The pages of this canonical text transport contemporary readers to Victorian England. In this video, filmed at the Charles Dickens Museum, Michael Slater explains the background to Dickens’ novel, reveals his reasons for writing it and discusses its monumental success.
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