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A Christmas Carol (with an introduction by Anthony Horowitz)

Written by Charles Dickens

Part of the Puffin Classics Series

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Christmas: everyone loves Christmas except for Ebenezer Scrooge whose name has become synonymous with a miserly outlook on life. Hating Christmas as usual and doing all he can to spoil everyone else’s fun, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts one year and between them they make him change his ways…The result is one of the most wonderful accounts of the fun and feasting that Christmas can bring. Anthony Horowitz regards A Christmas Carol as a perfect introduction to Dickens.

From Michael Morpurgo: "The first few pages were so engaging, Marley's ghostly face on the knocker of Scrooge's door still gives me the shivers."

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A Christmas Carol (with an introduction by Anthony Horowitz) Synopsis

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.

The Good Book Guide Review

An illustrated (by Michael Foreman) Christmas Carol that preserves absolutely the flavour of 1843 yet benefits from the modern techniques of colour and black and white printing. 'May it haunt your house pleasantly' was Dickens' wish for his story. It surely will.

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ISBN: 9780141324524
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141324524
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public. Throughout 2012 there are numerous Dickens Events mark the bicentenary of his birth - www.dickens2012.org . He was born Charles John Huffam Dickens on 7th February 1812, ...

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