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- DescriptionA selection of Christmas stories by Charles Dickens, the most widely read English velist. The stories featured in this collection were written in early Victorian era Britain when it was experiencing a stalgic interest in its forgotten Christmas traditions, and at the time when new customs such as the Christmas tree and greeting cards were being introduced.
- Author BiographyCharles Dickens, one of the best known and most read of English writers of Victorian period. He was born into a large comfortable middle class family of Navy clerk in Portsmouth. His father John Dickens later found work in Chatham and Charles, the second of seven children went to the local school there. After moving to Camden Town in London, John Dickens was arrested and sent to debtor's prison and young Charles aged twelve was forced to work at a factory for six shillings a week. He returned to school later after his father's release from prison and became interested in the subject of social reform. He started making contributions to radical newspapers of the time. In 1833 Charles's first short stories were published in the Monthly Magazine under his pen name Boz, followed by more contributions to Morning Chronicle and the London Evening Chronicle. These stories had become very popular and were later published as a book entitled Sketches by Boz. After publication of Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby Dickens had become the most popular writer in Britain and continued to write until his death in 1870.
- Author(s)Charles Dickens
- PublisherMax Bollinger
- Date of Publication02/12/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleTimeless Classics
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMax Bollinger
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight106 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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