A Christmas Carol

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Focus on the Family Publishing, Sep 23, 1999 - Fiction - 184 pages
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Introduction and Afterword by Joe WheelerTo 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  - Jesi - Goodreads

Dickens was a very talented writer, and I'll be the first to admit that. HOWEVER, his outlook into the world was so amazingly bleak that it made/makes it VERY difficult for me to read his work. I've ... Read full review

Review: A Christmas Carol (Christmas books #1)

User Review  - Christie Hagerman - Goodreads

A Christmas Carol is the classic story of Scrooge and the spirits who visit him one winter night to change his stingy, evil ways. I'd seen the movie a few thousand times but never read the book, and ... 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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