‘A Christmas Carol’, By Charles Dickens, With Scrooge Etc., Was Published This Day 174-Years Ago.
He was 31 years old when this was published. He was already famous and successful for his serialized “The Pickwick Papers“. He had also written “Oliver Twist” and “Nicholas Nickleby” ahead of the “Carol“.
The publishers of the book timed it well. 6-days ahead of Christmas.