The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits.
A lovely gift for friends who love Christmas and/or Charles Dickens. This carefully researched book shows how Dickens, despondent and debt-ridden, published A Christmas Story himself when it was turned down by publishers. It became an instant success and revitalized a holiday that had fallen out of favor. A To and From page in the front for gift-giving. Printed on heavy paper, pages rough cut, with red accents. Crown Pulblishers. 2008. HB, dj. NEW. $15.00