A Christmas Carol (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is one of the classic heart warming Christmas stories that have delighted readers for decades. "A Christmas Carol" is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold and bitter miser who despises Christmas and everything about it. When the ghost of his old partner Jacob Marley and then three additional ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve he finally learns of the true spirit of Christmas.
  

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SUMMARY Ebenezer Scrooge was a mouse obsessed with gold and money and did not care for others. As he counts his money on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the spirit of his old business partner, Jacob ... Read full review

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An excellent read. Refreshing to read it again after so many years. Read full review

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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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