A Christmas carol in prose : being a ghost story of Christmas [NOOK Book]

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A Christmas carol in prose : being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940017120200
  • Publisher: Toronto : Morang
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1909 volume
  • File size: 197 KB

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In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in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 25, 2010

    Typos

    This is a very good book, but it is ridden with typos.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Alena

    GO CHARLES DICKENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Messy OCR

    The OCR needs a bit of work to clean up the typos, but it's still easily readable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 2, 2013

    Meow!

    Meow! (I didnt quite understand this, but i guess it was okay....)

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    Posted December 28, 2012

    Cfggftt

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    Posted December 21, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    Brilliant!!!!!

    I just love the beggining its so amaazing that just gets your heart racinging when nothing happened yet i just cant wait to finish this amazingly brilliant book!!??!?!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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