A Christmas Carol

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Airmont Publishing Company, 1963 - Fiction - 147 pages
Beloved tale of selfish, miserly old Scrooge, whose life is forever changed by three ghostly visitors on Christmas Eve. Wonderful characterization, atmosphere.

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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

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User Review  - perlle - LibraryThing

This book contains two other Christmas themed novellas besides the author's most famous work. The Haunted Man is a darker and more subtle take on the topic than A Christmas Carol. Read full review

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About the author (1963)

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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