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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

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This book is a story that is bound to warm the cockles of your heart as you read the way that one man, Ebeneezer Scrooge, a determined misanthropist, who hates Christmas and everything to do with the festive season of love and goodwill towards all men, experiences a sudden change of heart thanks to some ghosts who haunt Scrooge with visions of the Christmas past, present and future and confront Scrooge with his own actions, how he has changed and what others think of him now. A single-minded pursuit of wealth and success is shown to be empty of meaning and purpose and what is important--relations and helping those in need, especially at Christmas--is highlighted through the restoration of Scrooge back into society after years of shunning other people. Read this book and experience the child-like wonder of Christmas for yourself! Confront your inner Scrooge and become a better person for it!

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