When Parley's Illuminated Library published a pirated version of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens decided he had had enough.
One scholar sees more in the Christmas food of authors like Charles Dickens—English national identity and class.
How did a religious celebration turn into a holiday that is all about home, family, and Christmas dinner? Turns out Charles Dickens has a lot to do with it.
Charles Dickens' characters are famous for their elaborate, often hilarious names. Even for bit parts, Dickens' naming conventions were linguistically rich.