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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Bharat Nalluri, 2017

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The Man Who Invented Christmas
Les Standiford, 2008

The Man Who Invented Christmas is a movie directed by Bharat Nalluri in 2017 and based on the book The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford, first published in 2008. The movie features Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow, Bill Paterson, and others.

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Movie Poster: The Man Who Invented Christmas (Bharat Nalluri, 2017)

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Book Cover: The Man Who Invented Christmas (Les Standiford, 2008)

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

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Storyline

In 1843, four years after the success of Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens is suffering financial hardship from the failure of his last three books. Rejected by his publishers, he sets out to write a new book, and publish it himself, to restore his finances. Seeing inspiration around London, he begins writing A Christmas Carol.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Man Who Invented Christmas, the 2017 movie by Bharat Nalluri

Year

2017

Minutes

104

Movie Rate

7.00

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Country: Ireland

Year: 2017

Length: 1h44m

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Cover of The Man Who Invented Christmas, the 2008 book by Les Standiford

Year

2008

Pages

241

Book Rate

7.20

S: Goodreads

Book

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Subtitle: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Country: USA

First published in: 2008

Length: 241 pages

Genre: Biography

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