Posted on December 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens's classic Yuletide tale, was published on this day in 1843.

Like all authors, he was hoping it would see success — and, sadly, like many authors, he also needed it to be a hit.

Literary Hub recounts how Dickens pushed the story out in six weeks because of the financial pressure he was under.

Head there to read about those stressful six weeks and the final release Dickens allowed himself, according to Robert Douglas-Fairhurst’s A Christmas Carol and Other Stories by Charles Dickens.

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