A Christmas Carol

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Tyndale House Pub, Sep 9, 1999 - Fiction - 104 pages
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Introduction and Afterword by Joe Wheeler

To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partner appears, warning Scrooge to change his ways before it's too late. Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories collection, this edition features an in-depth introduction and discussion questions by Joe Wheeler to provide greater understanding for today's reader. "A Christmas Carol" captures the heart of the holidays like no other novel.

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Review: A Christmas Carol (Christmas Books #1)

User Review  - Martha - Goodreads

Well, that was a very refreshing read! I have never seen a movie, play or cartoon of A Christmas Carol or read this before. Now that I have finished this book, I have to say... WONDERFUL! The best way ... Read full review

Review: A Christmas Carol (Christmas Books #1)

User Review  - Gary the Bookworm - Goodreads

Having capped my Festivus celebration with a long overdue viewing of Pulp Fiction,I guess I was primed to immerse myself in Charles Dickens' early Victorian tale of redemption. I was not disappointed ... Read full review

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Contents

List of Illustrations
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Scrooges Lookout
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Stave Two The First of the Three Spirits
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Copyright

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About the author (1999)

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.

Joe Wheeler, Ph.D., is considered to be one of America's leading anthologizers of stories, and has written or edited fifty-six books, including the Great Stories Remembered series, the Heart to Heart series, and the best selling Christmas in My Heart series. He is Emeritus Professor of English at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland; cofounder and Executive Director of the Zane Grey's West Society; and General Editor at Focus on the Family. Dr. Wheeler and his wife, Connie, currently reside in Conifer, Colorado.

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