The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Les Standiford


As uplifting because the story of Scrooge itself, this can be the tale of ways one author and one ebook revived the sign vacation of the Western world.

Just ahead of Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small ebook he was hoping might maintain his collectors at bay. His writer grew to become it down, so Dickens used what little funds he needed to positioned out A Christmas Carol himself. He apprehensive it would be the top of his occupation as a novelist.

The e-book instantly brought on a sensation. And it breathed new existence right into a vacation that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by way of lingering Puritanism and the chilly modernity of the commercial Revolution. It was once a harsh and dreary age, in determined desire of non secular renewal, able to include a booklet that ended with benefits for one and all.

With heat, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us again to Victorian England, its such a lot loved storyteller, and the delivery of the Christmas we all know most sensible. The guy Who Invented Christmas is a wealthy and pleasurable learn for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

From the Hardcover edition.

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