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A Christmas Carol (Vintage Classics)

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"Marley's face. It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other subjects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar."

— A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge is unimpressed by Christmas. He has no time for festivities or goodwill toward his fellow men and is only interested in money. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve, his life is changed by a series of ghostly visitations that show him some bitter truths about his choices. A Christmas Carol is Dickens' most influential book and a funny, clever and hugely enjoyable book. This edition also includes the stories 'The Chimes' and 'The Haunted Man.'

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Includes character guide, book quiz, author info, how Dickens invented Christmas, Victorian games, and a glossary

Mr. Scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, miserable old man. Nobody stops him in the street to say a cheery hello; nobody would dare ask him for a favor. And no one had better be so foolish as to wish him a "Merry Christmas!" Scrooge doesn't believe in Christmas, charity, kindness—or ghosts. But one cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unusual visitors who show him just how very mistaken he's been.

About the Author

CHARLES DICKENS was born on February 7, 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office who often ended up in financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old he was sent to work in a shoe polish factory because his father had been imprisoned for debt. In 1833 he began to publish short stories and essays in newspapers and magazines. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and Dickens became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. He also set up and edited the journals Household Words (1850-9) and All the Year Round (1859-70). Charles Dickens died on June 9, 1870 leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099573753
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Children's Classics
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
INCLUDES NEW and EXCLUSIVE ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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"Synopsis" by , Includes character guide, book quiz, author info, how Dickens invented Christmas, Victorian games, and a glossary

Mr. Scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, miserable old man. Nobody stops him in the street to say a cheery hello; nobody would dare ask him for a favor. And no one had better be so foolish as to wish him a "Merry Christmas!" Scrooge doesn't believe in Christmas, charity, kindness—or ghosts. But one cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unusual visitors who show him just how very mistaken he's been.

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