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Paperback Christmas Carol Book

ISBN: 0768432626

ISBN13: 9780768432626

Christmas Carol

(Book #1 in the The Christmas Books Series)

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Written originally by Charles Dickens in 1843, A Christmas Carol has been adapted over the years for the stage, big screen, cartoons, and every imaginable entertainment venue possible. The truths revealed through Scrooge, Marley, and his three ghosts are timeless and touch the hearts of everyone treated to its sincerity. This version of the beloved book is interspersed with "life lessons" concise enough to share in a moment--compelling enough to be...

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6 ratings

Classic Story

Charles Dickens is one of my all-time favourite authors. He depicts character, people, and life in such vivid colours that you almost feel a part of the story. This is a great book to read during the Christmas holidays. I've always loved reading it, listening to the audio book or watching the old black and white film. It's a must-have for any home library.

Even the Blind Mans Dog avoided Scrooge!

This is the most heartwarming story EVER written about Yuletide, the story is truly magical. It captures the very essence of what Christmas is all about. I like to start reading it every December, just to get into that "Christmassy" mood, it's a lot more effective then "Bottled" Christmas spirits. But let us not forget as the author is at pains to point out; Marley was dead,.... to begin with. ~~~~ "I am the Ghost of Christmas Past." "Long Past?" inquired Scrooge: observant of its dwarsfish stature. "No. Your past." (One of many simple but great lines, that stay with you when you've finished.) Reading this story certainly changed my life, and saved me the need for three visits! "God bless us everyone".

A Part of Western Culture

Critiquing Dickens' Christmas Carol is a misnomer. Rather, it is Dickens who critiques us with this masterwork. A Christmas Carol has burrowed into the very heart of our Western Culture to where few people would be confused if you referred to someone as a "Scrooge," that is to say a skinflint, miser. Aside from presenting us with some of the most memorable images in literature as Scrooge is taken by the Ghosts of the Past, Present and Future to review his life and probable ending, we are brought along with his and given opportunity to review those elements in our own lives. A Christmas Carol was not just a nice story of the Christmas Season to give warmth and cheer. Far from it! Dickens had an agenda. Just as in his other famous works, like Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, Dickens longed to make a social statement to draw attention to the poor in England, their plight and hardship. A Christmas Carol is about Scrooge as a person, but also as representing a class of the wealthy whose abundance is wrested from the large working poor such as Cratchett and his family. THEY are the point. THEY are the ones Dickens sought to draw to public attention. Heaven help us is we simply see this book as nostalgia and fail to see the point Dickens had to make then and which still applies today!

This book is just fabulous!

This is one of the best stories ever written. Ebenezer Scrooge, is the biggest grouch on the world, almost murdering carolers that come to his door for the fact he just can't stand to be Merry, even at Christmas time. The 3 Ghosts (Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmases to Come) take him to it's own time space, and show him how the Christmas was, and the funeral of Scrooge, only to find that he was unliked and hated, so that no one came to the funeral. This is a truly inspiring story, so I greatly encourage you to get this!

A Christmas Carol Mentions in Our Blog

A Christmas Carol in 12 Holiday Reads We Love
12 Holiday Reads We Love
Published by Beth Clark • December 03, 2018
Some sentimental holiday reads are synonymous with Christmas and considered sacred, while others make us laugh year after year, but are a little too irreverent to be mainstream classics. Below are 12 titles that are a combination of both, so whichever you choose, happy holidays!
A Christmas Carol in Bookish Holiday Traditions: From Iceland to Your Home
Bookish Holiday Traditions: From Iceland to Your Home
Published by Bianca Smith • December 18, 2017

Most of us appear to have book-related holiday traditions. And we add some reading suggestions for this Jólabókaflóð.

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