The Life of Our Lord

Written for His Children During the Years 1846 to 1849
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Author(s): Charles Dickens
Original Publish Date: Jan 22, 2013
Product Number: EB00561252
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439142585
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Description

Charles Dickens's other Christmas classic, with a new introduction by Dickens's great-great-grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens wrote The Life of Our Lord during the years 1846-1849, just about the time he was completing David Copperfield. In this charming, simple retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, adapted from the Gospel of St. Luke, Dickens hoped to teach his young children about religion and faith. Since he wrote it exclusively for his children, Dickens refused to allow publication. For eighty-five years the manuscript was guarded as a precious family secret, and it was handed down from one relative to the next. When Dickens died in 1870, it was left to his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth. From there it fell to Dickens's son, Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, with the admonition that it should not be published while any child of Dickens lived. Just before the 1933 holidays, Sir Henry, then the only living child of Dickens, died, leaving his father's manuscript to his wife and children. He also bequeathed to them the right to make the decision to publish The Life of Our Lord. By majority vote, Sir Henry's widow and children decided to publish the book in London. In 1934, Simon & Schuster published the first American edition, which became one of the year's biggest bestsellers.

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CD
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Author(s): Charles Dickens
Narrator(s): David Aikman
Product Number DC364
Released: Jun 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Oasis Audio
ISBN: #9781598597813
eAudio
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Author(s): Charles Dickens
Narrator(s): David Aikman
Product Number Z100023110
Released: Oct 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Oasis Audio
ISBN: #9781608147632

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