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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

This classic holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, who learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future, contains a biographical sketch of the author. Reissue.

Synopsis:

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

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.

From the Paperback edition.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553897050
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Classics
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Author:
Charles, Dickens
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Misers.
Subject:
England
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Scrooge, Ebenezer
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19861101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
112

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"Synopsis" by , This classic holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, who learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future, contains a biographical sketch of the author. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by , A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
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