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  • Published: 3 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9781785944970
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

A Christmas Carol BBC TV Tie-In


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The official tie-in edition of Charles Dickens's classic Christmas novel, accompanying the landmark BBC and FX adaptation staring Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham and written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight

"Bah! Humbug!" A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens's timeless festive tale of transformation, redemption and compassion. One Christmas Eve Ebenezer Scrooge, the uncharitable, loathsome miser, is visited by the spirit of his dead partner, Jacob Marley. Marley, now a ghost condemned to wander the Earth in chains as punishment for his greedy and self-serving lifestyle warns Scrooge, who soon falls into a deep sleep. Over the course of the night, Scrooge is visited by three further phantoms. the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through these three visions, Scrooge learns the error of ways, and he awakes on Christmas day ready to right the wrongs of Christmases past.
Accompanying a the three-part special from Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders) starring Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham, Charlotte Riley, Joe Alwyn, Vinette Robinson, Jason Flemyng, Kayvan Novak and Lenny Rush. Written and executive produced by Steven Knight, executive produced by Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi for the BBC.

  • Pub date: 3 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9781785944970
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison.Fagin is named after a boy Dickens disliked at the factory. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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