A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Modern Library) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

A right away 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 cherished story in regards to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who involves recognize the that means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve come upon with 4 ghosts--is a heartwarming get together of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions may or wouldn't convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. ok. 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 certainly one of his maximum comedian households, the Tetterbys. With an advent by way of John Irving.

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It was the admiral, standing very dignified and straight. John had always suspected that he stood straighter and with greater dignity now in his retirement than he had on the seas. He looked spick and span, very comprehensively brushed, the remnants of his grey hair all shooting forwards from his crown, his long blue coat as spotless as a horse before a show. A man who’d known Nelson. ‘Very good, sir. ’The admiral released one hand from behind his back and gestured out at the woods. Like a dog, John looked at the hand, not at the direction indicated.

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