A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Clothbound Classics) Hardcover – 25 Nov 2010
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The ghost story that helped to invent the British Christmas - Dickens's wonderfully spooky tale of regret of the past and hope for the future --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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In many ways Dickens helped to ‘invent’ Christmas as we know it today, this tale being a part of that. With Scrooge first being approached by the ghost of his deceased former business partner he is warned that he will be visited by three spirits. Written in an easy to read style we see how Ebenezer Scrooge changes his ways and by looking at his past we can start to see why he is like he is. But as the Christmas spirits of the past, present and future show Scrooge things he knows that a change must be made. From greed and selfishness, with lost opportunities and lost love, this tale shows us how redemption can be gained as Scrooge himself starts to transform.
A hit on first publication and also acclaimed by critics Dickens here plays with our emotions giving us a feel good sensation as we are told to be more generous and kindlier hearted, something that always seems to happen more over the Christmas period. Always an enjoyable read this is something that the whole family should love.
This reprint includes the original illustrations which are an intrinsic part of the story. However, a word of warning - there are a few typos in this edition.
The story of his employee, which I'll let you read for yourself, is a story in itself- a true analogy to the working person at the time and a truly heartfelt, warming story.
If you see this book cheaply, please give it a read!
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