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The man who invented Christmas

how Charles Dickens's A Christmas carol rescued his career and revived our holiday spirits

1st ed.
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This edition published in by Crown Publishers in New York.

Written in English

As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world.Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist.The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all.With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.From the Hardcover edition.

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The man who invented Christmas

how Charles Dickens's A Christmas carol rescued his career and revived our holiday spirits

First published in 2008



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As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world.Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist.The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all.With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.From the Hardcover edition.

The man who invented Christmas

how Charles Dickens's A Christmas carol rescued his career and revived our holiday spirits

1st ed.

This edition published in by Crown Publishers in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4572.C69 S73 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16754148M
Internet Archive
manwhoinventedch0000stan
ISBN 13
9780307405784
LC Control Number
2008014978
Library Thing
5312342
Goodreads
3098796

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