Discover the true meaning of Christmas with Charles Dickens' enduring holiday tale!
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Classic Book By You® presents your very own personalized edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Now you and your friends can be transported back to Victorian England and meet some of the most beloved and famous characters in literature.
This classic 1843 novella starts when miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (our personalized lead character) treats Christmas as just another day to earn money, mistreat his poor clerk, Bob Cratchit, and show callous disregard for those in need. He even resents his nephew's good natured holiday wishes, famously calling Christmas a "humbug!"
On Christmas Eve, the old miser gets a ghostly visit from his late business partner, warning him that he has only one chance to change his ways. Even then, Scrooge refuses to learn. Then the true journey begins: the spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Future each arrive to take our personalized 'hero' on a trip through his life: how it was, is, and might soon be. Can Scrooge mend his ways before it's too late?
A Christmas Carol’s emotional depth, brilliant narration and endearing characters, offer plenty of rewards for Dickensian fans, readers of all ages, and everyone who wants to keep the holiday living in their hearts all year.
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What do we personalize in A Christmas Carol?
Ebenezer Scrooge - The man whose very name is a synonym for stinginess! At the start of the tale, Scrooge is very smart but cold-hearted, uncharitable, and prefers his solitude to any companionship. During the story, we learn more about his life as the spirits of Christmas help defrost his icy heart.
Bob Cratchit - Scrooge's hard-working clerk is a warm, loving husband and father who tries to think the best of his mean-spirited boss.
Fred - This lighthearted, friendly young man cheerfully seeks to improve his relationship with his uncle, who resents him for marrying for love, not money.
Tiny Tim Cratchit - Bob's youngest son. Like his father, this brave young boy is selfless and believes the best in people. Due to his poor health, his fate is tied to Scrooge's redemption.
Peter Cratchit - Bob's oldest son, a diligent young boy who hopes to earn a living and help his family.
Martha Cratchit - The oldest Cratchit child is a compassionate young woman who's already working as a housemaid to support and keep her impoverished family fed.
Belinda Cratchit - Though too young to work outside the home, this young girl helps her mother with the chores. She is full of cheer on the holiday.