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Title:
Inventing Scrooge : the incredible true story behind Dickens' legendary A Christmas Carol
Author:
DeVito, Carlo, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Kennebunkport, Maine : Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
254 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 22 cm
Summary:
Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens' own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale, A Christmas Carol. When Charles Dickens conceived the story that would become A Christmas Carol, little did he know that his "ghostly little book" would reinvent the way we keep Christmas. From a graveyard in Edinburgh to the Marshalsea Prison in London to his schoolboy years in Chatham and even his lifelong fascination with dance, so much of Dickens' past and present are woven into the characters and themes of A Christmas Carol. And by understanding the story behind the story, readers will come to embrace the holiday classic all the more. To this day, we look to the Christmas season as a time of warmth and celebration among family, friends, and strangers alike. And every year at Christmas, not only do our lives get better for all the festivity, but we get better, as people. Just like Ebenezer Scrooge.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781604335002
Format :
Book