A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Hardback Published on: 25/11/2010
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
This is just lovely
This is just lovely
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
A beautiful Christmas gift
This gorgeous clothbound edition of A Christmas Carol is a perfect present for any book lover at Christmas
Daisy Wilkes


Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail. Since it was first published in 1843 A Christmas Carol has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. One of Dicken’s most enduring and memorable characters, Ebenezer Scrooge is a miser, penny-pinching with no care for his own happiness or those of any others. Then, one Christmas Eve, he is visited by three ghosts: the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. As they turn the clock back on Scrooge’s own life, it’s tragedies and misdemeanours, and reveal the shadow of the life that is yet to come, they reveal to him the true meaning of Christmas. Adapted into countless film and stage versions since it was first published, A Christmas Carol is the quintessential Christmas story, a timeless tale of generosity, forgiveness and friendship. Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Credited by some with inventing the detective novel and one of the most popular novelists of his day Charles Dickens remains one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. After reading Christmas Carol, the notoriously reculsive Thomas Carlyle was "seized with a perfect convulsion of hospitality" and threw not one but two Christmas dinner parties. The impact of the story may not always have been so dramatic but, along with Dickens other Christmas writings, it has had a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and about the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141195858
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 440g
  • Dimensions: 206 x 139 x 30 mm

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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Christmas must read
A beautiful edition of a fantastic collection of stories.
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Such an awesome book. An all time classic.
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Wonderful Christmas Story
I really enjoyed this book. I’m not sure why I waited so long to read it. It puts me in the Christmas spirit. This book just puts you in the Christmas spir... READ MORE
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
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