A Christmas Carol

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 87 pages
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Beloved in Christmases past, and sure to remain a favorite into Christmases of the future, Dickens' popular holiday tale is the perfect Christmas present. The uplifting tale follows the mysterious and magical events that transform the miserly, miserable Ebenezer Scrooge into "as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man" as ever lived.

 

 

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A true classic!

User Review  - Jessica - Christianbook.com

In what is probably Charles Dickens' best known work we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a rich old miser who loves money more than anything else. One Christmas Eve night he is visited by the ghost of his old ... Read full review

User Review  - moose - Christianbook.com

I enjoyed this book very much. Scrooge is a great redemptive story so full of hope. Read full review

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Contents

Marleys Ghost
1
The First of the Three Spirits
19
The Second of the Three Spirits
37
The Last of the Spirits
59
The End of It
74
Questions for Discussion
83
About the Author
87
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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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