Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

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If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. It's all humbug to him. But one Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, and then by three more spirits ...the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come. Will the things they show Scrooge be enough to make him change his miserly ways and learn the true meaning of Christmas?show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 132 x 190 x 24mm | 421.84g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192745514
  • 9780192745514
  • 129,842

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.show more

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An immediate bestseller when it was first published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has endured ever since as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Charles Dickens's beloved tale about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity, and goodwill through a haunting Christmas Eve encounter with four ghosts, is a heartwarming celebration of the spirit of Christmas. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition also includes two other popular Christmas stories by Dickens: "The Chimes, in which a man, persuaded by hypocritical cant that the poor deserve their misery, is shown what his pessimistic resignation might lead to in a vision conjured by the pealing of bells, and "The Haunted Man, Dickens's last Christmas tale, which features one of his great comic families, the Tetterbys.show more

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'All three short stories are full of larger than life characters, told in Dickens' inimitable style with plenty of humour. For older, capable readers.' * Primary Times *show more

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