The Battle of Life

Charles Dickens

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The Battle Of Life is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in 1846. It is the fourth of his five 'Christmas Books', coming after The Cricket on the Hearth and followed by The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. In an English village, Dr. Jeddler and his daughters, Grace and Marion, live happily with their servants. Marion is engaged to Alfred, Dr. Jeddler's ward. When rumors of Marion eloping with a libertine named Michael Warden surface, she disappears, causing sorrow to her family and loved ones. Six years later, and Alfred and Grace have married and had a daughter. Marion returns and it is revealed that she vanished, not to elope, but to let Alfred fall for Grace as she knew it was Grace that he truly loved.

This book has 29,746 words, 51 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1846.

Production notes: This ebook of The Battle of Life was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 10th January 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Letter' by Federico Andreotti.

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