A Christmas Carol

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Wildside Press, Mar 1, 2004 - Fiction - 108 pages
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I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C.D., December, 1843.

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User Review  - ClicksClan - LibraryThing

Made for a nice quick read, ideal sort of book to read on the Kindle. Weird breaks in the text to show pages as they were in the original manuscript, a little distracting at first but soon got used to ... Read full review

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User Review  - br13marbu - LibraryThing

The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a really good book. It’s about a old grumpy man named Ebenezer Scrooge who is a very selfish man who everybody fears. Hes been like this ever since his old ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
29

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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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