A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

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Knopf, 2009 - Fiction - 411 pages
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The final volume in the Everyman’s Library Charles Dickens collection: the timeless story of everyone’s favorite misanthrope, Ebenezer Scrooge, together with four more of Dickens’s Christmas tales and with Arthur Rackham’s classic illustrations.

No holiday season is complete without the story of tightfisted Mr. Scrooge, of his long-suffering and mild-mannered clerk, Bob Cratchit, of Bob’s kindhearted lame son, Tiny Tim, and of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol was republished in 1852 in a new edition with four other Christmas stories—The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. These beloved tales revived the notion of the Christmas “spirit”—and have kept it alive ever since.

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

A beautiful story that can be read and appreciated at any age. The supplemental Christmas stories varied in quality, but that's to be expected. Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

Read just The Battle of Life This was the fourth of Dickens's Christmas stories. It starts off quite well, drawing a comparison between an old battle field and the struggles of modern (1846) life, but then peters out into dullness. Gave up about half way through. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 in Portsmouth, England, and died in 1870.

Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto.

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