By Charles Dickens
An instantaneous bestseller while it was once first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has continued ever due to the fact that as a perennial xmas favourite. Charles Dickens's liked story in regards to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who involves understand the that means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve come across with 4 ghosts--is a heartwarming social gathering of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions may or wouldn't convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. okay. Chesterton. 'The tale sings from finish to finish like a cheerful guy going home.'
The sleek Library version additionally offers extra of Dickens's well known Christmas tales, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which good points one in every of his maximum comedian households, the Tetterbys. With an creation via John Irving.
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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Modern Library) by Charles Dickens