The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

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Review -In this small but remarkable book, Les Standiford offers readers a gift for all seasons. Carefully researched and written in a stately, lucid prose, this book will be cherished by those who love Dickens, enjoy Christmas, or ponder the endless mysteries of human behavior.- --Roland Merullo, author of American Savior -A wonderfully absorbing and revealing account, full of things I did not realize about A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, and the world of publishing. Once I started reading this book, truly, I could not put it down.---Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties -The Man Who Invented Christmas is destined to be a classic about a classic. As Tiny Tim might say, 'God Bless Everyone, ' in this case Standiford, for creating such a delightful and engaging gem--part history, part literary analysis, and all heart, just like the book that inspired it.- --Madeleine Blais, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of Uphill Walkers About the Author LES STANDIFORD is the author of the critically acclaimed Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell, and Washington Burning, as well as several novels. Recipient of the Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, he is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, where he lives with his wife and three children.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Pages
256
Date Published
25 October 2011
Publication Place
United States
Size
202 x 134 x 18
ISBN
9780307405791
Contributors

Standiford, Les (author)

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Biography: literary

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