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Christmas Books (1852) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This edition reprints the story alongside Dickens's four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire, in pursuit of his aim "to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land."

Contents:

  • A Christmas Carol in Prose
  • The Chimes
  • The Cricket on the Hearth
  • The Battle of Life
  • The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain

Original title: Christmas Books
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


The following works are contained within this one:
     Christmas Carol, a (1843) [Novel]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Chimes, the (1844) [Novella]
      Author: Charles Dickens

Edition #1: Christmas Books

Christmas Books (1852)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

Christmas Books (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192834355
Pages: 520

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