The Christmas classic A Christmas Carol Featuring Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens was published in England in a single volume. A year earlier, Dickens had been hosted in Halifax by Joseph Howe (See Joseph Howe, Jan. 21, 1842). Dickens’s first edition sold out by Christmas Eve and by the end of 1844 thirteen editions had been released. (Photo: A Christmas Carol Featuring Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens, first edition.)