A Christmas Carol

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Quiet River Press LLC, 2004 - Fiction - 156 pages
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Dickens Christmas Books, in Large Print, Volume 1: A Christmas Carol is the first and most popular in a series of five novels that Charles Dickens wrote for the Christmas season. This LARGE PRINT edition is designed in 14-point Century Schoolbook for easy reading and includes an original introduction as well as a bonus essay (A Christmas Tree). The familiar story of A Christmas Carol, about Ebenezer Scrooge and the three spirits who haunt him, has brought a healing touch to generations of readers. Despite many film and TV adaptations, the Dickens original remains the most powerful telling of this memorable tale.
  

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Did this one for bookclub. It was an abridged version aimed at children, with annotations and illustrations in the margins giving a description of life and Christmas customs in Dickensian London. An easy read of a timeless classic Read full review

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Contents

Marleys Ghost
1
The First of the Three Spirits
27
The Second of the Three Spirits
52
The Last of the Spirits
84
The End of It
106
A Christmas Tree
117
Page 1
143
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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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