Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in
Published: November 23, 2010
Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0141195851
ISBN - 13: 9780141195858
From the Publisher
Dicken's Christmas writings-in a new, sumptuous, and delightful
Dickens's classic "A Christmas Carol" has had significant
influence on our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and the season
as a time for celebration, charity, and memory. This handsome
edition features appendices on "A Christmas Carol" and "The Haunted
Man," an essay on Dickens and "The Arabian Nights," and Dickens's
prefaces to the collected editions of the Christmas books.
About the Author
Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.