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The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career And Revived Our Holiday Spirits Paperback – 15 September 2017

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  • Publisher : RANDOM HOUSE GROUP (15 September 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0307405796
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0307405791
  • Dimensions : 13.16 x 1.4 x 20.24 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 208 ratings

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"In this small but remarkable book, Les Standiford offers readers a gift for all seasons. Carefully researched and written in a stately, lucid prose, this book will be cherished by those who love Dickens, enjoy Christmas, or ponder the endless mysteries of human behavior."
--Roland Merullo, author of American Savior

"A wonderfully absorbing and revealing account, full of things I did not realize about A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, and the world of publishing. Once I started reading this book, truly, I could not put it down."
--Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties

"The Man Who Invented Christmas is destined to be a classic about a classic. As Tiny Tim might say, 'God Bless Everyone, ' in this case Standiford, for creating such a delightful and engaging gem--part history, part literary analysis, and all heart, just like the book that inspired it."
--Madeleine Blais, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of Uphill Walkers

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As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world.

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