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A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensIf I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!
Introduction and Afterword by Joe Wheeler
To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partner appears, warning Scrooge to change his ways before its too late.
Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories collection, this edition features an in-depth introduction and discussion questions by Joe Wheeler to provide greater understanding for todays reader. A Christmas Carol captures the heart of the holidays like no other novel.
A Christmas Carol: Ebenezer Scrooge
If ‘A Christmas Carol’ happened today, Scrooge would be visited by nine ghosts
Dickens was born in and attended school in Portsmouth. In his late teens, Dickens became a reporter and started publishing humorous short stories when he was The same year, he married Catherine Hogarth, with whom he would have nine children. Only copies were printed of the first installment, but by the 15th episode 40, copies were printed. When the stories were published in book form in , Dickens quickly became the most popular author of the day.
Publication had been a huge success, selling in excess of 6, copies. In the story, a gravedigger determined not to make merry at Christmas, is kidnapped by goblins and convinced to change his ways. Dickens sued and won his case. A Christmas Carol. The town that inspired Dickens' Christmas Carol. An innocuous Great Expectations: review.
The 19th century classic would be a different story if it took place in 2016.
A Christmas Carol. In Prose. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past , Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions , including carols and newer customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold.