A Christmas carol, in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas
Charles Dickens

A Christmas carol, in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas

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Published by Chapman & Hall in London .
Written in English.

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.

Edition Notes

LC copy is the gift of Leonard Kebler, Nov. 27, 1946; inscription: Fanny Drake, Christmas, 1863.
Eckel, J.C. Dickens, p. 110-114
First ed., first issue, with t.p. in red and blue, green endpapers, first chapter heading reads, "Stave I," and uncorrected text. Cf. Eckel.
Bound in brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt.



Library of Congress
PR4572 .C68 1843

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166 p., [4] leaves of plates :
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