A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 521 Ratings

Description

Celebrate the spirit of the season with this complimentary edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol–the perfect companion for a cozy night by the fire. Includes an exclusive excerpt from Marley, Jon Clinch’s masterful reimagining of A Christmas Carol:

“In Marley, again Jon Clinch shows his genius, taking Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and turning it inside out, revealing its contemporary wonder, making the characters and actions of both Scrooge and Marley entirely modern, without losing a beat of Dickens’ Victorian music.” —Robert Goolrick, New York Times bestselling author of A Reliable Wife


“I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,” said the Spirit. “Look upon me!”

Since its publication in 1843, A Christmas Carol has become a cultural touchstone, imparting a message as relevant to our world today as it was in Dickens’ own Victorian age. As it tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve, the book reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. This timeless tale of transformation and redemption makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves great storytelling.

Reviews

  • A new Christmas tradition!

    5
    By ES the horror fan
    As someone who enjoys watching Christmas movies a lot during December, I have always been a huge fan of more than one film version of A Christmas Carol, including the exciting 1999 made-for-TV remake starring Patrick Stewart as Scrooge. I also love the movies Ms. Scrooge, Ebbie, and A Diva’s Christmas Carol, three fun and sweet movies that offer modern twists on the story and usually feature a female Scrooge as the main character. I would definitely also recommend the 1988 classic Scrooged, a touching and hilarious classic starring Bill Murray. Because of my love for these films, I decided years ago that I would someday read Charles Dickens’ book to see if I like it. I loved it! I read a paperback edition, one I’m glad I bought from a thrift store, but I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Christmas stories, whether you like reading print books or digital books. It’s also pretty cool that there’s more than one faithful adaptation, but there are details in the book that makes it better than any movie, no surprise! One great detail is quite simply the writing itself. This might be a book that was written more than 100 years ago, but there’s a poetic feeling to Charles Dickens’ writing that makes this story absolutely beautiful! A great book that anyone should read to get into the jolly “ho-ho” spirit. Merry Christmas!🎄🎁
  • Wonderful Christmas Story

    5
    By Emmybird86
    I really enjoyed this book. I’m not sure why I waited so long to read it. It puts me in the Christmas spirit. This book just puts you in the Christmas spirit. I definitely recommend it!
  • This Book Is Absolutely Amazing

    5
    By AlexiaOOF
    Please read this book it has detail, visualization, and just amazing! You people that say, “ Has To much old-timey words well maybe you will learn some new things anyways! Charles Dickens keep up the good details all you haters are mean read this and you will be inspired. Emery🥰😍🤣😂
  • What I like about it is tells you about all of the stuff you .

    5
    By kaityn potts
    And about your life and when you grow up and join it and love it and always make you happy every time you read it .🥰
  • Bah humbug

    5
    By Kaiden.A.B
    Best book ever I would recommend it
  • Loved this book!!! 😊😊😊😭😭😭😭

    5
    By kc girl ⭐️
    I loved this book because it’s message is powerful and inspiring. We all have kindness in us, and we all are capable of making life a whole lot easier by sharing it with others, and helping them when they lose their way.😊My English class have read this book and we loved it! And for your information all of those people who rate it bad because of the quote unquote “old timey words” could learn a thing or two from this book!!! I love to hear about the olden days because they were a whole lot better than in this modern age where mean things and bad words are “OK” to most people!!!Thank you Charles Dickens for all of your incredible and inspiring books! Happy holidays everyone! To all new readers Charles Dicken’s books are so worth it to read !
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    By kfdz m fzdn, .=67🤓🙂😁👮‍♀️
    I hated this one because it used to much old-timey words Iwould not recommend it. It was
  • Awesome

    5
    By iu132
    Awesome
  • Great!!

    5
    By Jdjddjddjdjddgg
    This is truly a classic. It was slow at times but highly recommend. I love the character development of Scrooge
  • Awesomeness

    5
    By Bobby 2048
    Best book ever!!!!!