16 October 2012

A Christmas Carol..



Hi !

Here is a beautiful set of stamps featuring Charles Dickens famous work “Christmas Carol”. The set recently issued by Ascension Island  commemorates Bicentenary of the Birth of Charles Dickens, the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.This is the most appropriate design  for this year’s charismas !! This issue covers two important events of this year !! This issue will add colors to the collection of those collecting stamps on  of Christmas and Literature theme !!

This is all for today….More in Next Post…Have a Nice Time !!



During his lifetime Charles Dickens enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame and time has not diminished the appeal of his work. His fictional characters remain as captivating today as ever, whilst the underlying social commentary on Victorian society and his belief that "Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen" has given his novels an enduring relevance.

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A Christmas Carol is almost certainly his best-known story. It was published on 19th December 1843, the year of the first commercially available Christmas card; a time when Victorian Britain was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas traditions. As middle-class expectations were rising Dickens painted Christmas as a family-based festival of generosity and kindness. In so doing he influenced many aspects of Christmas that are celebrated today in Western culture, such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games, and a festive generosity of spirit.

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