By Charles Dickens
An instantaneous bestseller whilst it used to be first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has persevered ever due to the fact as a perennial yule favourite. Charles Dickens's liked story concerning the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who involves be aware of the which means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve come upon with 4 ghosts--is a heartwarming occasion of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions might or wouldn't convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. okay. Chesterton. 'The tale sings from finish to finish like a contented guy going home.'
The sleek Library version additionally provides extra of Dickens's renowned Christmas tales, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which beneficial properties one in all his maximum comedian households, the Tetterbys. With an creation by means of John Irving.
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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Modern Library) by Charles Dickens