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A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas - Unabridged

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas - Unabridged

by Charles Dickens, Kevin Theis

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Perhaps the most beloved Christmas book of all time, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" tells the story of the miserly and miserable Ebenezer Scrooge, who is given one, final chance at redemption on Christmas Eve when he is visited by the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley.  Scrooge will be guided by three Spirits- of Christmas Past, Present and Future - who will show the old miser the error of his ways.

Easily one of the most heralded and widely-adapted holiday stories ever created, "A Christmas Carol" is Dickens at his finest and most moving.  A must-read addition to any library.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949661194
Publisher: Ft. Raphael Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/24/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 111
File size: 809 KB

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, the second of eight children to John and Elizabeth Dickens. Charles' father had great difficulty managing his affairs and was often under the burden of crushing debt, which culminated in his imprisonment in Marshalsea debtor's prison in 1824. As a result, Charles was forced to leave school and begin work at a boot-blacking factory to assist in getting the family out of debt, an experience that would allow Dickens to sympathize with the plight of the poor and destitute that would last his entire life. Charles took to writing immediately and, in 1833, he published his first story: A Dinner at Popular Walk in Monthly Magazine. The following year, he began writing under the pseudonym Boz and released a collection of short stories entitled Sketches by Boz in 1836. That same year he married Catherine Hogarth, daughter of the editor of the Evening Chronicle. They had 10 children before they separated in 1858. From 1836 to 1837, Charles serialized what would become the novel The Pickwick Papers, which was an immediate sensation and became one of his most popular works, released in book form in 1837. Encouraged by this success, Charles began writing at a furious and astonishing rate, producing (in serial form) some of his most favorite novels: Oliver Twist (1837-39), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39), as well as The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge (1840-41). After that, Charles barely paused for the rest of his career. He would regularly release a book ever year or so for the next two decades, including American Notes, his five Christmas Books (including, of course, A Christmas Carol), David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. Charles Dickens suffered a stroke on June 9, 1870 at died at Gad's Hill. Buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England


Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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