A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 2011-11-23
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
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Description

This edition of Dickens’s immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, includes the original color illustrations by John Leech, as well as another 20 woodcut engravings by Sol Eytinge Jr. from the 1869 American edition by Ticknor & Fields. Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication. Includes a short introduction and bio.

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old curmudgeon who spurns Christmas as a “humbug,” is given the chance to redeem himself through the intervention of four Spirits on Christmas Eve. If reading Dickens’s most beloved story doesn't put you in the true spirit of Christmas, you may be beyond hope.

As Scrooge’s nephew Fred said, “I have always thought of Christmas time . . . as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

Or as Tiny Tim put it more succinctly, “God bless us every one!”

Reviews

  • Christmas carol

    4
    By Ang in NY
    Love Christmas stories and this one has a lot of meaning if read and pondered great book
  • Christmas Carol

    5
    By jczimmy
    Great story, for many more!
  • Great Great Book

    5
    By DocEvans007
    I have read this book every Christmas season for the past twenty years and it just keeps getting better and better!
  • The Best

    5
    By luvlylady
    This is definitely one of my favorite stories I've ever read! If you haven't read this story, I would strongly suggest spending the time to read it. It's a relatively quick read and very, very entertaining! You can thank me later...
  • First Dickens work

    4
    By Br3tt13y
    This is the first work by Charles Dickens that I have voluntarily read all the way through. Everyone knows this story, but as with all literary works, the book outshines any other medium. True lovers of the story will be the most delighted in this telling.
  • Always excellent

    5
    By BruceBW
    This classic is so worth reading. I love the 'Christmas Carol' movies, all of them, but the book is especially excellent. Highly recommended!
  • Charles dickens

    5
    By Sally broke
    I am in love with this author I love his book a Christmas carol! I have seen both movies and read the books. But I have no local books in my library about him........
  • A Christmas carol

    5
    By JediDawson
    Fantastic! Best Christmas story ever!
  • Classic

    5
    By e2408
    If you get a chance, read this classic novel every Christmas and pass it along with generations to come so they will let Christmas live in there heart!! God Bless Us, Every One!!!
  • Classic....

    5
    By goodtimefandango
    This book is a classic. It is well written and one of my favorites despite the seasonal aspects. I read it every year in the month of December. This is a great iBooks version. It is exactly like my paperback version.

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