A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol

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In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ― began work on a book to help supplement his family's meagre income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language. As much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favourite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill.

With its characters exhibiting many qualities ― as well as failures ― often ascribed to Dickens himself, the imaginative and entertaining tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge's eerie encounters with a series of spectral visitors. Journeying with them through Christmases past, present, and future, he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a generous, warm-hearted, and caring human being. Written by one of England's greatest and most popular novelists, A Christmas Carol has come to epitomize the true meaning of Christmas.

Title:A Christmas Carol
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1561797464
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:104 pages

    A Christmas Carol Reviews

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Dec 16, 2015

    I read this every year at Christmas, and I always will do. Simply because of the atmosphere it evokes. This story is Christmas as far as I’m concerned. It wouldn’t be the same without it. It is pe...

  • Mary
    Dec 04, 2007

    It's a family tradition to read A Christmas Carol (original, unabridged) aloud each Christmas season and then to watch at least one film version on Christmas Eve (this year it was the Muppets' Christm...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Nov 26, 2014

    *3.5 stars*I shall start by introducing you to Ebenezer Scrooge. According to the narrator, the cold-hearted, unholy and inconsiderate man we have as main character.While he is described as such: Exte...

  • Candi
    Dec 13, 2016

    When I think of Christmas and all those things that make Christmas so special, A Christmas Carol immediately comes to mind right along with family, friends, beautiful Christmas trees, Mom’s anise cu...

  • Kalliope
    Dec 16, 2015

    I wish a most UN-SCROOGY Christmas to all my GR Friends. With lots of:MerrimentChristmas LoveGenerous and very Christmasy GiftsCopious and Delicious FoodNot too much drinkingChristmas GamesAnother wa...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Dec 02, 2016

    I love A Christmas CarolI can't believe I have just NOW read this book. I have been watching the MANY movies of A Christmas Carol since I was a little kid. My favorite being the one with Albert Finney...

  • Hailey (HaileyInBookland)
    Sep 19, 2016

    *Read for class1. This is the first book I've finished in September I am so damn excited.2. I have endless love for this story because my mom is obsessed with Christmas movies so I've seen at least a ...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?
    Mar 08, 2013

    Ebenezer Scrooge, the very definition of grumpy miserliness, gets a second chance at figuring out what's really important in life, with the help of some ghosts who give him an unforgettable version of...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Dec 16, 2016

    It has been a decade since I last read this classic, so I decided to look at it again, taking note of what I have forgotten or imperfectly remembered and also garnering any new insights my older (and ...

  • Cecily
    Jun 09, 2008

    The Christmas classic that everyone knows – even if they haven’t read it. It's quite short, and at some levels quite an easy read, but there is plenty of depth, so I think it's worth reading it in...

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and sho