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Author DeVito, Carlo, author.

Title Inventing Scrooge : the incredible true story behind Dickens' legendary A Christmas Carol / by Carlo Devito.

Publication Info. Kennebunkport, Maine : Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  823.8 DEV    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 254 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 250-254).
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.
Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Christmas carol.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
English fiction -- 19th century -- Criticism and interpretation.
Christmas stories -- Criticism and interpretation.
Added Title Incredible true story behind Dickens' legendary A Christmas Carol
ISBN 1604335009

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