Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways.
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In this coming-of-age novel set in Victorian England, David Copperfield recalls his childhood, youth, and early adult years. He remembers living with his deceased mother's cruel husband, falling in love for the first time, and dealing with the outwardly innocuous but inwardly evil Uriah Heep. As he writes of his lifeÑfor Copperfield, much like the novel's author, Charles Dickens, eventually becomes a novelistÑhe observes his transition from youthful naivetŽ to mature thinking on issues such as unfair class discrimination and equality in marriage. Dickens' novel was first published in 1850 in England. This unabridged version is taken from an edition published in 1869.
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