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A Christmas Carol (Bantam Classic)

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug!”

With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience.

It is the one book that every year will warm our hearts with favorite memories of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future—and will remind us with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love.

With a heartwarming account of Dickens first reading of the Carol, and a biographical sketch.

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born in a little house in Landport, Portsea, England, on February 7th, 1812. At the age of eleven, Dickens was taken out of school and sent to work in a London blacking warehouse, where his job was to paste labels on bottles for six shillings a week. When the family fortunes improved, Charles went back to school, after which he became an office boy, a freelance reporter, and finally an author. With Pickwick Papers (1836-7) he achieved immediate fame; in a few years he was easily the most popular and respected writer of his time. It has been estimated that one out of every ten persons in Victorian England was a Dickens reader. Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickelby (1838-9), and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41) were huge successes. Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-4) was less so, but Dickens followed it with his unforgettable A Christmas Carol (1843). Bleak House (1852-3), Hard Times (1854), and Little Dorrit (1855-7) reveal his deepening concern for the injustices of British society. A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-61) and Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) complete his major works.

Table of Contents

A Christmas carol — Dickens reads his Carol: the reception — Charles Dickins: a biographical sketch

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212440
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Subject:
Misers.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Scrooge, Ebenezer
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam Classic ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classic
Series Volume:
207
Publication Date:
19861101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
6.92x4.22x.32 in. .13 lbs.

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