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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

Part of the Wordsworth Collector's Editions Series

Literary Fiction

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Originally published well over 150 years ago this classic from Charles Dickens remains as important in the world of literature as ever. It has captured the hearts and minds of children everywhere over generations. 

Ebenezer Scrooge is famous for hating Christmas. He hates the celebration and the feasting, regarding it all as humbug!

But then he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, as well as the ghost of Jacob Marley. Scrooge changes his tune and a glorious Christmas celebration follows.

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A Christmas Carol Synopsis

A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In these pages we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: 'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart'. This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. On the journey we take with Scrooge we encounter a rich array of Dickensian characters including the poor Cratchit family with the ailing Tiny Tim and the generous and jolly Fezziwig.

When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he fashioned an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. It is a timeless classic and the story's uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published.

About our Collector's Editions: These new compact hardbacks are cloth-bound, with matching coloured end papers, embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance their beautiful, bespoke cover illustrations. The trim page size is 178 x 129mm.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781840227819
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781906814359
Publication date: 01/12/2009
Publisher: Classic Comic Store Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781840227819
Publication date: 7th September 2018
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Genres: Classics, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, during the new industrial age, which gave birth to theories of Karl Marx. Dickens's father was a clerk in the navy pay office. He was well paid but often ended in financial troubles. In 1814 Dickens moved to London, and then to Chatham, where he received some education. The schoolmaster William Giles gave special attention to Dickens, who made rapid progress. In 1824, at the age of 12, Dickens was sent to work for some months at a blacking factory, Hungerford Market, London, while his father John was in Marshalea debtor's prison. "My father and mother ...

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