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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Vintage Classics

FICTION

192 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95)

Publication Date: August 2010

ISBN 9780099529736

Rights: US

Random House UK (Aug 2010)
Vintage Classics

Price: $12.95
 
 

Overview

The first and most famous of Dickens' five Christmas books is presented with two others: The Chimes—published the year after A Christmas Carol, and The Haunted Man, the fifth and last of his holiday stories.

Marley's face. It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar. Ebenezer Scrooge is unimpressed by Christmas. He has no time for festivities or goodwill toward his fellow men and is only interested in money. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve, his life is changed by a series of ghostly visitations that show him some bitter truths about his choices. Dickens' most influential book is a funny, clever, and hugely enjoyable story.

Reviews

"A sure-fire tear-jerker. At one public reading by Dickens in Boston, there were 'so many pocket handkerchiefs it looked as if a snowstorm had gotten into the hall.'" —Sunday Express

"It has it all: a spooky ghost story, a heartwarming redemption, and a great plot with a satisfyingly ending." —Times

Author Biography

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language's greatest writers. His works include The Adventures of Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and A Tale of Two Cities.