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Dickens at Christmas

It is said that the author invented Christmas, and within these pages you'll certainly find all the elements of a quintessential traditional Christmas brought to vivid life: snowy rooftops, gleaming shop windows, steaming bowls of punch, plum puddings like speckled cannon balls, sage and onion stuffing, miracles, magic, charity and goodwill.

Portrait

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 be taken to the debtors' prison.Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. 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. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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"Charles Dickens is an indelible part of Yuletide reading" Guardian "Dickens made Christmas a festival of generosity and moved it away from the unpopular religious festival it had been" Irish Times "[A Christmas Carol is] a story which, perhaps more than any other, sums up the spirit of the British Christmas" Sunday Telegraph "Charles Dickens' Christmas stories showed his readers all the magical trappings of the season" Sunday Express
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Seitenzahl 592
Erscheinungsdatum 01.11.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-957313-5
Verlag Vintage Publishing
Maße (L/B/H) 151/219/41 mm
Gewicht 894
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