A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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by Charles Dickens
     
 

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A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843See more details below

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A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843

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NY Times - Susan Schoonover
Read the book the way Dickens wrote it, unabridged. I hope all readers take time to read A CHRISTMAS CAROL in the original language Dickens used in the 1840's. Dickens' language remains humorous, descriptive and insightful and not inaccessible to most modern readers especially with the use of a good glossary. This is a great read aloud for families at Christmas time and also a great introduction to Dickens and other Victorian writers. Don't settle for an abridged version. Read this masterpiece!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781493661381
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/18/2013
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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