A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Summary

Puffin Classics: the definitive collection of timeless stories, for every child


Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this charming edition A Christmas Carol complete with a bold new cover.

Ebenezer Scrooge was a mean, miserable, bitter old man, until one Christmas Eve changed everything. . Guided by three ghosts, Scrooge visits his past, present, and what could be to come should he not learn the true meaning behind Christmas.

About the author

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had been taken to the debtors' prison. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
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