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Paperback A Christmas Carol and Other Stories Book

ISBN: 0375758887

ISBN13: 9780375758881

A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

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Book Overview

An immediate bestseller when it was first published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has endured ever since as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Charles Dickens's beloved tale about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity, and goodwill through a haunting Christmas Eve encounter with four ghosts, is a heartwarming celebration of the spirit of Christmas. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition also includes...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Great edition

These books are not easy to carry around because of their size, but they are well-done and fun to read.

Greatest Christmas Story of All Time

This is my favourite fairy tale of all time. And this edition is a keeper. Dickens was touched by the finger of God when he sat down to write this little book. And it seems like the drawings and illustrations are almost on every page. So many great pictures!! 10 Stars.

Great Bargain Book

This review is specific to the Modern Library hardback. You probably know "A Christmas Carol," but you may not be familiar with "The Chimes" or "The Haunted Man." According to the introduction, Charles Dickens wrote a Christmas story every year after the success of "A Christmas Carol." This edition includes two of those tales as well. If you are a Dickens, or 19th century English literature, fan, you will probably enjoy those stories. Noticeably missing from the book is "Cricket on the Hearth." Overall, the book has nice paper, text, and a great little biographical introduction. I will definitely look for more Modern Library titles.

Better than Patrick Stewart's reading

Although I have never heard of the reader on this cd, he's great! The true mellow English accent creates the true "Dickens" feel to the reading. The reader is very, very good at changing voices (i.e.: from Scrooge's voice to that of Mrs. Cratchit). Patrick Stewart's version is very good--but this is far better. You won't be disappointed.

Heartwarming conversion of a soul

Charles Dickens writes this story in such detail that you almost believe you have just enjoyed Christmas dinner at the Cratchits home. The characters have so much depth. The made for t.v. or movie screen renditions do not truly depict what Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses with the three spirits that causes such a change in his outlook on life. Such as Scrooge's emotions being quickened by the past heartache in his childhood; seeing how his bad choices caused the hardening of his heart and how deeply it cost him in the end; seeing what could have been his to enjoy and then thinking it could still be his with the Spirit of Christmas Present only to find out the future does not hold any love or joy for him by the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come and instead his actions leave him robbed at death and no one left to grieve for him. Read the book to hear how this story was really written. Even if you have seen every Christmas Carol movie every made, the book will offer so many gold nuggets that you will think you are hearing it for the very first time. Pictures are beautifully detailed throughout the book. Excellent!!!
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