A Christmas Carol
Paper Type: Book print paper | Size: 178mm x 120mm; 152pp
Black and white; 7 illustrations
ISBN-13: 9789389136579

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A Christmas Carol is a transformative tale of how a selfish person can change into a more sympathetic human being. Charles Dickens’ timeless story depicts the spirit of Christmas, with its emphasis on family feeling, renewing personal connections and celebrating the festive spirit.

The characters of Ebenezer Scrooge, whose surname has become a synonym for a miser, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim are unforgettable and the impact of Marley’s Ghost, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on Scrooge are beautifully described. This book also popularised expressions such as ‘Bah! Humbug!’ and the festive greeting ‘Merry Christmas!’

This edition includes timelines of the author’s life and the original year of publication, which provide the literary, historical and cultural context of the book.

 



Charles  Dickens
Charles Dickens
Author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered a literary genius and one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era. He is known for creating many memorable characters in his books, which were very popular in his lifetime. Some of his best-known works are The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He also a strong campaigner for education, social reforms and the rights of children. His grave can be seen at the Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.