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The Man Who Invented Christmas – Les Standiford
Originally published in 2008, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the story of Charles Dickens who was debt-ridden at the time he published A Christmas Carol. The book was turned down by publishers and Dickens used whatever money he had to put out the book himself.
A Christmas Carol was an immediate sensation with readers and ended up reviving a holiday that was becoming less and less popular.
A Christmas Carol has been adapted many times into film and is a popular Christmas story with the character of Ebenezer Scrooge becoming an icon himself. The Man Who Invented Christmas tells a side of the story behind the making of this story that many aren’t familiar with.