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By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 0679641319

ISBN-13: 9780679641315

A right away bestseller while it was once first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has persisted ever in view that as a perennial yule favourite. Charles Dickens's loved story in regards to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who involves be aware of the which means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve come across with 4 ghosts--is a heartwarming get together of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions might or wouldn't convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. ok. Chesterton. 'The tale sings from finish to finish like a cheerful guy going home.'

The smooth Library variation additionally offers extra of Dickens's well known Christmas tales, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which beneficial properties one among his maximum comedian households, the Tetterbys. With an advent via John Irving.

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