A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas ever since it was first published in December 1843. Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, has been adapted into countless film and stage versions and is today the most famous and loved of all Christmas tales.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 194 x 16mm | 214g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 0143122495
  • 9780143122494
  • 78,876

Table of contents

From the contents:
Preface
Stave One, Marley's Ghost
Stave Two, The First of the Three Spirits
Stave Three, The Second of the Three Spirits
Stave Four, The Last of the Spirits
Stave Five, The End of it
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Review Text

"This Penguin Christmas Classics edition is so pretty it could double as a holiday centerpiece!" -People

"For lit nerds and loved ones who are notoriously hard to shop for, you can't go wrong with these festively bound classics. . . . Their size makes them perfectly stocking-stuffable." -Entertainment Weekly, "The Must List"

"Leave it to the folks at Penguin-who gave us Gothed-out editions of horror classics for Halloween-to package these . . . slim Yuletide-themed volumes." -Newsday, "Best Books to Give as Holiday Gifts"

"Remember how Christmas was celebrated before Black Friday with these 19th-century authors, in small uniform volumes wrapped in pretty jackets." -USA Today, "Holiday Gift Books So Pretty, No Need to Wrap"

"Beautifully designed." -The Washington Post
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Review quote

"This Penguin Christmas Classics edition is so pretty it could double as a holiday centerpiece!" -People

"For lit nerds and loved ones who are notoriously hard to shop for, you can't go wrong with these festively bound classics. . . . Their size makes them perfectly stocking-stuffable." -Entertainment Weekly, "The Must List"

"Leave it to the folks at Penguin-who gave us Gothed-out editions of horror classics for Halloween-to package these . . . slim Yuletide-themed volumes." -Newsday, "Best Books to Give as Holiday Gifts"

"Remember how Christmas was celebrated before Black Friday with these 19th-century authors, in small uniform volumes wrapped in pretty jackets." -USA Today, "Holiday Gift Books So Pretty, No Need to Wrap"

"Beautifully designed." -The Washington Post
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About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth where his father was a clerk in the navy pay office. The family moved to London in 1823, but their fortunes were severely impaired and Dickens' father was imprisoned for debt. Dickens himself was sent to work in a blacking-warehouse, an experience which deeply affected him. In 1833 he began contributing stories to newspapers and magazines, and in 1836 started the serial publication of Pickwick Papers. Thereafter, Dickens published his major novels over the course of the next twenty years, from Nicholas Nickleby to Little Dorrit. He also edited the journals Household Words and All the Year Round. Dickens died in 1870, aged fifty-eight.
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