Inventing Scrooge: The Incredible True Story Behind Charles Dickens' Legendary

Inventing Scrooge: The Incredible True Story Behind Charles Dickens' Legendary "A Christmas Carol"

by Carlo DeVito

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Overview

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol.

When Charles Dickens created the story that would become A Christmas Carol, little did he know that his “ghostly little book” would reinvent the way we celebrate Christmas. From a graveyard in Edinburgh to the Marshalsea Prison in London to his schoolboy years in Chatham and even his lifelong fascination with dance, so much of Dickens’ past and present are woven into the characters and themes of A Christmas Carol. And by understanding the story behind the story, readers will come to embrace the holiday classic all the more. To this day, we look to the Christmas season as a time of warmth and celebration among family, friends, and strangers alike. And every year at Christmastime, not only do our lives get better for all the festivity, but we get better, as people. Just like Ebenezer Scrooge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604337792
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,176,517
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carlo DeVito is a notable publisher, editor, winemaker, and author of over a dozen books, including A Mark Twain Christmas. His books have been reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and other national newspapers. As an editor and publisher, Carlo has acquired, edited, and published such authors as Stephen Hawking, Malachy McCourt, John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dee Brown, Dan Rather, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Eleanor Clift, Susie Bright, Jane Goodall, Philip Caputo, Julia Alvarez, Budd Schulberg, Haynes Johnson, Dr. Howard Shapiro, Bo Dietl, Thomas Hoving, Peter Kaminisky, and Penelope Hobhouse. Carlo and his wife own the highly acclaimed Hudson-Chatha Winery in Ghent, NY.

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Inventing Scrooge: The Incredible True Story Behind Charles Dickens' Legendary "A Christmas Carol" 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
D_MacGowan More than 1 year ago
This book gives some interesting background to the writing of A Christmas Carol. A fun read. The only objection I have is that sometimes the author presents his guesses/opinions as "facts."
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