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The Resource A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol
Title
A Christmas Carol
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Charles Dickens ; illustrated by Everett Shinn
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eng
Summary
One of five beloved Christmas classics First published on December 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol was an instant classic: Londoners thronged to hear Dickens read it in person and bought out the first printing in days. Its reception was so ecstatic that it is credited with helping to revive interest among the Victorians in Christmas traditions, including caroling and holiday cards, as well as inciting an unexpected wave of charitable giving from Britain’s Industrial Age robber barons. Originally conceived as a pamphlet against exploitative capitalism before taking its current form, it has inspired dozens of theatrical and movie adaptions, and its characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, are forever inscribed in our hearts and minds. Penguin Christmas Classics Give the gift of literature this Christmas. Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The five volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Collect all five Penguin Christmas Classics: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Summary
A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
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024185
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1812-1870
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Charles Dickens
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no index present
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1020
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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1876-1953
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Shinn, Everett
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True
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Ficción / Clásicos
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adult
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in prose being a ghost story of Christmas
Label
A Christmas Carol
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Publication
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ODILO:034300003414
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698170919
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Christmas Carol
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003414
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698170919
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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