Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories is a gift box full of Dickens's writings and reflections on the Yuletide season. It includes the full text of A Christmas Carol, featuring all eight illustrations from the first edition by John Leech, the artist who gave fanciful form to Dickens' vision of Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and the spirits of Christmas. In addition, it includes "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton," a tale told over Christmas dinner in the young Dickens' Pickwick Papers, as ...
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Overview

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories is a gift box full of Dickens's writings and reflections on the Yuletide season. It includes the full text of A Christmas Carol, featuring all eight illustrations from the first edition by John Leech, the artist who gave fanciful form to Dickens' vision of Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and the spirits of Christmas. In addition, it includes "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton," a tale told over Christmas dinner in the young Dickens' Pickwick Papers, as well as the holiday celebrations "A Christmas Dinner," "A Christmas Tree," and "What Christmas Is as We Grow Older."

With A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, you can celebrate the holiday season each time you dip into its pages. This unique collection of Charles Dickens' writings is filled with holiday cheer that can be savored all the year round.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435140479
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: NOOK Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 898,746
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life -- along with his memorable characters -- have made him beloved by readers the world over. In Dickens' books live some of the most repugnant villains in literature, as well as some of the most likeable (and unlikely) heroes.

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    amonymous

    I love it. You can not go wrrong with a classic!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    An excellent classic!

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story during the holidays this year. It was spooky and spellbinding with the heartfelt touches of Christmas spirit wrapped into one engaging plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2010

    Beautifly Written

    This book is amazing! Get it while it's free!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2009

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    Endearing Christmas Tale

    This is one of the most famous Christmas stories ever written; and it's safe to say that most people know the general plot. However, the detailed (yet not mundane) descriptions given by Dickens add significantly to the plot creating a very realistic mental picture and greatly enhancing the overall story from what movies portray it to be. This is a must read for the Holiday season.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    TO BELOW

    That didnt make any sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Get a pink ipad

    Kiss your hand three times. Post this at three different books. Look under your pillow.

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    Posted January 2, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Silverfang to fox

    U here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Hey

    13245 13244

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Old english

    Was wondering if it was wrote in old english? Please confirm for me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    2/21/12

    Very intertainig and fun

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    LOVE IT

    THE MOVIE AND BOOK ARE AWESOME!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Y

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    It's wonderful-It's Dickens

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    I like the books

    I like a christmas carol it was good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    One of my favorite reads

    I have loved this story ever since I first heard it as a child. The story still holds true today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Awsome

    COOL

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Good story

    I enjoyed reading this classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Wonderful!

    I thought it would be full of old language, but i understood it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Realy great.

    It is an amazing story and has a good lesson taught to all who read or listened to it. The three ghosts (spirits of christmas past,present and future) visiting scrooge teach him hpw not tp be how he was

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