Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

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'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?' Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This edition reprints the story alongside Dickens's four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire, in pursuit of his aim 'to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 24mm | 299.38g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192806947
  • 9780192806949
  • 1,427,422

Review quote

"A Christmas Carol] seems to be a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it a personal kindness."--William Makepeace Thackerayshow more

About Charles Dickens

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is Fellow and Tutor in English at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.show more

Table of contents

A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Manshow more

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