Cover of: A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens

Contributors

  • Editor
    Stanley Appelbaum
  • Cover Art
    Jessie Willcox Smith

About the Book

An allegorical novella descibing the rehabilitation of bitter, miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge. The reader is witness to his transformation as Scrooge is shown the error of his ways by the ghost of former partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. The first of the Christmas books (Dickens released one a year from 1843–1847) it became an instant hit.

About the Edition

In October 1843, Charles Dickens—heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher—began work on a book to help supplement his family’s meager income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language. As much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favorite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill.

With its characters exhibiting many qualities—as well as failures—often ascribed to Dickens himself, the imaginative and entertaining tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge’s eerie encounters with a series of spectral visitors. Journeying with them through Christmases past, present, and future, he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a generous, warm-hearted, and caring human being. Written by one of England’s greatest and most popular novelists, A Christmas Carol has come to epitomize the true meaning of Christmas.

Unabridged and unaltered Dover (1991) republication of the text of the first edition (1843, Chapman and Hall, London).

Table of Contents

Note v
Contents vii
Preface ix
Stave I Marley's Ghost 1
Stave II The First of the Three Spirits 16
Stave III The Second of the Three Spirits 31
Stave IV The Last of the Spirits 50
Stave V The End of It 63

Edition Notes

Series
Dover Thrift Editions
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4572 .C68 1991

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
ix, 68 p. ;
Number of pages
68

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1531449M
Internet Archive
christmascarol000dick
ISBN 10
0486268659
ISBN 13
9780486268651
LC Control Number
91008957
Library Thing
1549
Goodreads
608987
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