By Charles Dickens
'What used to be merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What solid had it ever performed to him?'Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, yet a ghostly customer foretells 3 apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen middle. A Christmas Carol has gripped the general public mind's eye because it used to be first released in 1843, and it's now as a lot part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This variation reprints the tale along Dickens's 4 different Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket at the fire, The conflict of lifestyles, and The Haunted guy. All 5 tales convey Dickens at his unpredictable top, jumbling jointly comedy and melodrama, genial romance and pressing social satire, in pursuit of his target 'to wake up a few loving and forbearing options, by no means out of season in a Christian land'.
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books (Oxford World's Classics) by Charles Dickens