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In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world’s most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism. Charles John Huffam Dickens pen-name "Boz", was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of memorable characters and his powerful social sensibilities. Yet he has also received criticism from writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf, who list sentimentality, implausible occurrence and grotesque characters as faults in his oeuvre. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that none have ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, which was the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories would be eagerly anticipated by the reading public. Source: Wikipedia
Published on June 1, 1970 by Collier Macmillan Ltd
ISBN-10: 0027303004
ISBN-13: 9780027303001
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  • RoyThursday, August 9, 2018 at 12:22 am
    I love it!
    • sanu
      sanuThursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:01 pm
      Nice holiday😒
      • bigmelo
        bigmeloWednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:28 pm55 stars
        A Christmas Carol faithfully explains the true meaning of Christmas, down to the last page. Ebenezer Scrooge, an old humbug, is visited by the three ghosts of Christmas: The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, & Yet To Come. In these astonishingly startling visits, he is reminded of how sins like greed & fortune can really ruin your Holiday. If you flip page after page within this impressively portrayed classic, simply remember the wise words of Tiny Tim...God Bless Us, Everyone!
        • braydencreekside
          braydencreeksideTuesday, March 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm
          We read this book in class and I really liked it!
          • ririhere555
            ririhere555Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:57 am55 stars
            i love this book
            • rainbowunicorn
              rainbowunicornTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm
              I saw the play and the movie, it would be fun to read.
              • braydencreekside
                braydencreeksideTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:35 am
                I am still reading this book.
                • ashtoncreekside
                  ashtoncreeksideTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:23 am55 stars
                  In this book scrooge is visited by 3 ghosts. And this book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • nyah2003
                    nyah2003Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:49 am
                    I would love to be in this book
                    • danceyo146
                      danceyo146Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm44 stars
                      So far this is a great book. Scary and spooky as well as exciting and thrilling. So far, a great boook i reccommend to read.