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 sooner than Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small e-book he was hoping could preserve his collectors at bay. His writer became it down, so Dickens used what little cash he needed to placed out A Christmas Carol himself. He anxious it'd 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 via lingering Puritanism and the chilly modernity of the commercial Revolution. It used to be a harsh and dreary age, in determined want of non secular renewal, able to include a ebook that ended with advantages 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 top. The guy Who Invented Christmas is a wealthy and enjoyable learn for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

From the Hardcover edition.

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