A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel

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Classical Comics, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 160 pages
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This is the classic novel brought to life in full colour! 'I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future'. Classical Comics' first Dickens title is probably his best-loved story. Scrooge gets a rude awakening to how his life is, and how it should be. Full of Christmas Spirit(s), this is a book that you'll want to read all year round!
 

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User Review  - gail208 - LibraryThing

Classical Comics' graphic novel adaptation of Dickens' classic story of the transformation of Ebeneezer Scrooge following a Christmas Eve visit by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnlobe - LibraryThing

A Christmas Carol being reworked as a graphic novel may at first seem to be treading on sacred ground. The result from Classical Comics does justice to its source. With the ghost imagery set in a ... 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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