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by Charles Dickens

³Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret and self-contained and solitary as an oyster...² In Charles Dickens¹ well-loved tale, Ebenezer Scrooge a man who thinks Christmas is ³humbug² learns, through a series of ghostly visitations, the true value of charity, good humor, and love. With wit and exuberance, artist Quentin Blake captures the wintry scenes of Victorian London and Dickens¹ immortal cast of characters.
Download A Christmas Carol (Pavilion Paperback Classics) epub
ISBN: 1862051305
ISBN13: 978-1862051300
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Classics
Author: Charles Dickens
Language: English
Publisher: Trafalgar Square (March 1, 2001)
Pages: 157 pages
ePUB size: 1320 kb
FB2 size: 1153 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 863
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This tale is a classic, which cannot be denied. I say that having read it — both to myself and my children — many times. I have several versions, both illustrated and non-illustrated. This version is unique in being the only illustrated version in my library which has not a single illustration beyond the cover. Because that claim of being illustrated is its only claim to uniqueness, and because it totally fails in that effort, I have given it two stars. Why two? Because this book is simply too worthy to be given one star.
This is a classic tell of redemption and Christmas spirit. I have seen at least 5 different movie versions of this story and had intended to read the book eventually and to maybe make it a yearly tradition to do so. I am glad I did and wished I had done it sooner. There were parts in the book that weren't in most of the movies. If you liked the movies then do yourself a favor and get this beautifully well written classic and laugh and cry along with all the other characters in the book as you explore the true meaning of Christmas.
This book is, of course, a classic . But I don't know if I ever actually read it before . I have seen the play probably a half-dozen times and decided that I would read it . Some of the words were unclear to me . They were either old usage or the difference between English and American words. And the sentences are very long and run on . Yet at times the writing is positively lyrical . It is almost like reading or listening to poetry so sometimes it was a bit of a slog but for the most part I loved it.
I was reading The Man Who Invented Christmas, about Dickens and the writing of this book when I realized, with a start, that I had never actually read the original. I've seen a million adaptations, of course, from Mr. Magoo to "Scrooged" and the definitive Alastair Sim version), but somehow missed sitting down with Dickens' text. I've now made up the deficiency, and I'm glad I did.
Of all of Charles Dickens’ work this one is my favorite. I have enjoyed this read immensely and will read it again every year.

As a young child in grade school I had the pleasure to play the part of Bob Cratchit in my school play. And loved this story ever since. That has been a good many years ago, some would even proclaim it was in ancient times.
Disappointing edition. It is NOT illustrated at all regardless of the moderately long introduction espousing the superiority of the ones in this version. None being better than caricature?
Dickens' prose is still there, though if you don't have another version.
After seeing the movie, The Man who Invented Christmas, I really wanted to read the original story. This was truly a wonderful read and I really enjoyed this book.
This was a great book. I've watched movies and seen plays, but never read this book. I enjoyed it a lot.