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A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol
A Ghost Story of Christmas

A powerful, impressive, and enduring tale of ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The book was written in early Victorian era Britain when it was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas. It has been credited with restoring the holiday to one of merriment and festivity in Britain and America after a period of sobriety and sombreness.

A powerful, impressive, and enduring tale of ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The book was written in early Victorian era Britain when it was experiencing a nostalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas. It has been credited with restoring the holiday to one of merriment and festivity in Britain and America after a period of sobriety and sombreness.

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  • Charles Dickens, one of the best known and most read of English writers of Victorian period. He was born into a large comfortable middle class family of Navy clerk in Portsmouth. His father John Dickens later found work in Chatham and Charles, the second of seven children went to the local school there. After moving to Camden Town in London, John Dickens was arrested and sent to debtor's prison and young Charles aged twelve was forced to work at a factory for six shillings a week. He returned to school later after his father's release from prison and became interested in the subject of social reform. He started making contributions to radical newspapers of the time. In 1833 Charles's first short stories were published in the Monthly Magazine under his pen name Boz, followed by more contributions to Morning Chronicle and the London Evening Chronicle. These stories had become very popular and were later published as a book entitled Sketches by Boz. After publication of Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby Dickens had become the most popular writer in Britain and continued to write until his death in 1870.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 1, 2003
    Bah, humbug! Just in time for the holidays, actor Jim Dale reads a new, unabridged version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It's a natural extension for Dale, who is the voice of the Harry Potter audiobooks and who also takes the stage in New York City later this month as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol: The Musical. The audiobook, for which Dale created 23 voices, is available on both CD and cassette. Watch for Dale as Scrooge on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, too.

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