A Christmas Carol (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series)

A Christmas Carol (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series)

by Charles Dickens, Scott McKowen
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A Christmas Carol (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series) by Charles Dickens, Scott McKowen

Beloved in Christmases past, and sure to remain a favorite into Christmases of the future, Dickens’ popular holiday tale is the perfect Christmas present. The uplifting tale follows the mysterious and magical events that transform the miserly, miserable Ebenezer Scrooge into “as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man” as ever lived.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402776328
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Sterling Unabridged Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 995,894
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born in a little house in Landport, Portsea, England, on February 7, 1812. The second of eight children, he grew up in a family frequently beset by financial insecurity. At age eleven, Dickens was taken out of school and sent to work in London backing warehouse, where his job was to paste labels on bottles for six shillings a week. His father John Dickens, was a warmhearted but improvident man. When he was condemned the Marshela Prison for unpaid debts, he unwisely agreed that Charles should stay in lodgings and continue working while the rest of the family joined him in jail. This three-month separation caused Charles much pain; his experiences as a child alone in a huge city–cold, isolated with barely enough to eat–haunted him for the rest of his life.

When the family fortunes improved, Charles went back to school, after which he became an office boy, a freelance reporter and finally an author. With Pickwick Papers (1836-7) he achieved immediate fame; in a few years he was easily the post popular and respected writer of his time. It has been estimated that one out of every ten persons in Victorian England was a Dickens reader. Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-9) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41) were huge successes. Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-4) was less so, but Dickens followed it with his unforgettable, A Christmas Carol (1843), Bleak House (1852-3), Hard Times (1854) and Little Dorrit (1855-7) reveal his deepening concern for the injustices of British Society. A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1) and OurMutual Friend (1864-5) complete his major works.

Dickens’s marriage to Catherine Hoggarth produced ten children but ended in separation in 1858. In that year he began a series of exhausting public readings; his health gradually declined. After putting in a full day’s work at his home at Gads Hill, Kent on June 8, 1870, Dickens suffered a stroke, and he died the following day.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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A Christmas Carol (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
bookin-it More than 1 year ago
After reading this, you are no longer left to wonder why this tale has been retold coutless times through many mediums throughout the years. It is haunting in its eerie descriptions of London after dark. It is chilling in that we can all sympathize with Scrooge to one degree or another. And while haunting and chilling, it still sprinkles you with a generous amount of Christmas warmth throughout. If you're simply looking to find the best version on film, then I kid you not in recommending The Muppet's version. It's the closest to the book I've ever seen.
LoveSanta More than 1 year ago
Another Christmas present for my grandson who has really found the love of books and is beginning to read the classics. I thought this was a good one to start with and I hope he enjoys it as much as I did when I read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book I first read in Jr. High. I have seen the story in a movie, play, and on TV but it was a wonderful experience to read the book again as it was written by Charles Dickens and I recommend it to every one young and old I also recommend "Little Women"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a big classics reader. I'm more into teen drama and romance, but I LOVE this book and it is definitely a good selection, whether you're into classics or not! :)
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When she made it to the bank she looked for the others. Setting Twistedkit down safely she called for OutCast.
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The dens have caught fire!
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The chrismas carol is a very cool nice book. I think scrooge was acting like a not very nice person. But in the end when all the spirits saw him, he really becomes a nice guy. A cristmas carol is a very good book that should be read by many great readers for many years.
Bags More than 1 year ago
Why do you even need a review? This is Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol! I LOVE this book, it's a must have for everyone. I really truely understand its popularity, especially after so many year.
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