A Christmas Carol (Google eBook)

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Cricket House Books LLC, Nov 20, 2009 - Fiction - 72 pages
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"Marley's face. It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar." 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." "Dickens' most influential book is a funny, clever, and hugely enjoyable story.
  

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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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Disclaimer: I haven't read this novella in prose form all the way through. But I have read and acted in a play adaptation of it (and seen several film adaptations which I don't count towards such ... Read full review

Contents

one Marleys Ghost
1
two The First of the Three Spirits
17
three The Second of the Three Spirits
33
four The Last of the Spirits
53
five The End of It
67
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About the author (2009)

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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