The Man Who Invented Christmas

How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

by Les Standiford

Hardcover, 241 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $19.95 | purchase

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Title
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Subtitle
How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
Author
Les Standiford

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Book Summary

An uplifting study of the story behind Dickens's most beloved work, A Christmas Carol, describes how the author, at a low point in his career, self-published the holiday classic, revitalizing Dickens's failing literary career and reviving the celebration of Christmas amid the struggles of the Industrial Revolution. 40,000 first printing.