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  • Published: 25 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780147512895
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $15.99

A Christmas Carol




Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man with no place in his heart for others, not even his clerk's feeble son, Tiny Tim. One freezing cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of an old friend and embarks on an eerie nighttime journey. 

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man with no friends or family to love him - he's just so miserable and bitter! One freezing cold Christmas Eve, Marley's Ghost pays Scrooge a visit and an eerie night-time journey begins. The Christmas spirits are here to show Scrooge the error if his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, will Scrooge learn to love Christmas and the others around him?

  • Pub date: 25 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780147512895
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $15.99

About the Author

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison.Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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