A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Book Summary

This Top Five Classics edition of Dickens’s immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, includes the original color illustrations by John Leech, as well as another 20 woodcut engravings by Sol Eytinge Jr. from the 1869 American edition by Ticknor & Fields. Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication. Includes a short introduction and bio.

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old curmudgeon who spurns Christmas as a “humbug,” is given the chance to redeem himself through the intervention of four Spirits on Christmas Eve. If reading Dickens’s most beloved story doesn't put you in the true spirit of Christmas, you may be beyond hope.

As Scrooge’s nephew Fred said, “I have always thought of Christmas time…as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

Or as Tiny Tim put it more succinctly, “God bless us every one!”

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) Book Reviews

Glorious!There is such humor, texture, such feeling in the reading of the book, I am bound to immediately begin it again! He is an exceptional writer. I am excited to have 'discovered' him! :) and will undertake all of his novels. WONDERFUL!.Score: 5/5

A Tale of Two CitiesLong and boring Sdhryjfhetymth.Score: 1/5

Christmas carolLove Christmas stories and this one has a lot of meaning if read and pondered great book.Score: 4/5

Classic....This book is a classic. It is well written and one of my favorites despite the seasonal aspects. I read it every year in the month of December. This is a great iBooks version. It is exactly like my paperback version..Score: 5/5

The BestThis is definitely one of my favorite stories I've ever read! If you haven't read this story, I would strongly suggest spending the time to read it. It's a relatively quick read and very, very entertaining! You can thank me later....Score: 5/5

A Christmas carolFantastic! Best Christmas story ever!.Score: 5/5

A Christmas carolClassic. Vintage Dickens..Score: 5/5

Very good book.It is one of the best books I have ever read. Teaches you a very important lesson. Charles dickens one of the best authors in history! We should honor Christmas in our hearts all year long not just Christmas day. I recommend this book to everyone!.Score: 5/5

CarolHope its good.Score: 5/5

A Christmas CarolNo book is as entertaining as this book.I read this book many times but I can never get enough of it!!! Five stars for sure!.Score: 5/5

ScaryI think it is a pretty scary book.Score: 5/5

Junior b jonesI just love the book it is a good book to read for children and kids to read and teens to read it is a good it to read to people or to your self.Score: 5/5

Christmas CarolGreat story, for many more!.Score: 5/5

Great book!First page of the real part of the book scared me a little I haven't read all of it but I can tell its going to be good!.Score: 5/5

A Christmas necessityA reminder of the best of the season!.Score: 5/5

GreatGood book.Score: 4/5

Always excellentThis classic is so worth reading. I love the 'Christmas Carol' movies, all of them, but the book is especially excellent. Highly recommended!.Score: 5/5

Hey timmyHey Fxhgghxhrhgxxgghtbfvgx: its not even a scary book, you timmy!.Score: 4/5

A Christmas carolWhat an amazing ,enchanting book,I regret not reading this classic sooner.I now know why this story has stood the test of time, and is such a cherished classic.I loved it from start to finish..Score: 5/5

Excellent Read!Was totally worth the read, and was an excellent book overall!.Score: 5/5

Good to readVery fun to read a little hard to under stand at times but over all a very good book.Score: 5/5

ExcellentMy favorite edition of this story, with original illustrations and beautiful formatting. I read it each holiday season. Enjoy!.Score: 3/5

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A Christmas CarolWonderful book and nice fire, who could ask for anything more on a cold Christmas Eve?.Score: 4/5

First Dickens workThis is the first work by Charles Dickens that I have voluntarily read all the way through. Everyone knows this story, but as with all literary works, the book outshines any other medium. True lovers of the story will be the most delighted in this telling..Score: 4/5

A Christmas Carol Is One Of My FavoritesA Christmas Carol is one of my favorites. Charles Dickens wrote a very good book. Even though it was a short book, I enjoyed reading it. It’s a good book to read around the holiday season, especially around Christmas. If you’re into reading books about Christmas, I would recommend reading A Christmas Carol..Score: 5/5

ClassicIf you get a chance, read this classic novel every Christmas and pass it along with generations to come so they will let Christmas live in there heart!! God Bless Us, Every One!!!.Score: 5/5

Charles dickensI am in love with this author I love his book a Christmas carol! I have seen both movies and read the books. But I have no local books in my library about him.........Score: 5/5

Amazing bookReading the book is so much better than watching the movie. Charles dickens is an amazing writer and this book is great reminder that you should always have the past, present and future within you..Score: 5/5

RedemptionI love this classic and it’s rich symbolism! There is hope for us all. 😊.Score: 4/5

A Christmas CarolA marvelous story underscoring the true nature of humanity.Score: 5/5

ChristmasI read it for school and its really really good.Score: 5/5

AwesomeAwesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would recommend to anyone for a Sunday read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Lovely BookThe best book ever. Very detailed and very good emotional parts. I would read this. A free book is worth it..Score: 5/5

Read itChristmas Carol during Christmas. It was surely a treat..Score: 5/5

A Christmas Carol ReviewIt was a very pleasant book. I enjoyed it very much. It is great to read for Christmas. I enjoyed it very much at that time I recommend it very much..Score: 5/5

Great for children and adults!I read this book every December with my little sister over Skype. It's perfect to read with her because while she is reading it simply to learn the story, she also learns about the importance of Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, I get to appreciate aspects of the story that she might not understand. Overall, the story is a great reminder of the wonderful nature of humans to overcome their selfish tendencies when they come up against selfless generosity and kindness..Score: 5/5

Great Great BookI have read this book every Christmas season for the past twenty years and it just keeps getting better and better!.Score: 5/5

A Christmas CarolIt was an amazing and great book to read. It talks about the the true meaning of Christmas and what Christmas should be. Absolutely enjoyed reading every minute of this book and it was a fun and good read..Score: 5/5

A Christmas carolTotally cool.Score: 5/5

A Christmas carolI usually watch the movie every year, but decided to read the book again this year. I was not disappointed, it was even better than the movie!!.Score: 5/5

Wonderful!Even if you know the story by heart this is worth reading. Wonderfully written..Score: 5/5

A CHRISTMAS CAROLI had to read this book for english and I'm glad my teacher chose this book. It was a very entertaining book and I like the lesson. :).Score: 4/5

A Christmas CarolThis was the best version of a Christmas carol i have ever seen..Score: 5/5

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Captivating to the last word.The Christmas carol leaves a light that warms and brightens the spirit for eons to come..Score: 5/5

PicturesIt would be nice if some of the pictures weren't spit between pages. I did enjoy the book and thank those who made it available..Score: 4/5

A Christmas CarolMy favourite Christmas story and this edition is the best one. I'll read this over and over and never get tired of it..Score: 5/5

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A christmas carolWell it was an ok book it could do with some more modern words but other than that it was good charles dickens sounds like a very detailed writer and comes up with very inspirational stories..Score: 1/5

Loved itI'll be reading this book each Christmas now! Such a great read and a wonderful moral!.Score: 5/5

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A Favourite ReadI must have read this book many times over the years, usually just before Christmas, but it is always a joy to do so. This digital edition is in my opinion one of the best. I particularly like the original (?) illustrations which set just the right mood..Score: 5/5

Ok" I know I'm only 7 but why did you write this book it said about charles dickens in the Matilda book?".Score: 4/5

A Christmas CarolWow! What an amazing book to get for free! I had never read such a book! It is very different I will say that and very long so for those who don't like a long similar book this wouldn't suit you! If your like me and you like a slight mystery to a book then read 'A Christmas Carol!' It was perfect for me! Young children may need parents help on some language (as in old fashioned language there is no swearing!) All in all a fantastic book for those who like a slight mystery! 5/5.Score: 1/5

An amazing classicOne of the best books by Dickens I have ever read. Combines nice language and is witty, funny and generally very interesting. Definitely in my top ten..Score: 5/5

Bah humbugWell I have never read a classic novel but thanks to free downloads and it being almost Christmas I thought I'd read this. Only took me a day and I really enjoyed it. Going to download and read some more classic novels now :).Score: 3/5

GreatAwesome don't skip it cool 😃.Score: 5/5

A Christmas CarolI'm reading this 2 days before Christmas Eve , and I've read it since I was a small boy , must still rate as one of the all-time great ghost story's . It's true testament of dickens that the tale is frightening and relevant still today, well over a hundred years after his death !.Score: 5/5

The real spirit of ChristmasIn a time where Christmas is little more than a commercial extravaganza, where we spend money like its going out of fashion, and we pile present after present on our children and loved ones in an effort to show our feelings, this book lets us look back to when Christmas was a time for joy, friendship, jollity and sharing. We all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge but re-reading the book has another effect as well as entertainment. It makes us question how we "keep" Christmas and shows us how we ought to keep it..Score: 5/5

Actually quite good! Had to read this for English and it was surprisingly really good! The old style words are a doddle, and it is quite easy to work out what they mean!  P.S. I'm in year 7 so....Score: 5/5

A true classicThis should be on everyone's Christmas reading list every year. Amazing use of language, funny, moving and truly inspirational..Score: 5/5

Because free doesn't mean cheap...Thank you to the Top Five team for providing free ebooks that I wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen with. Properly designed, the text is seemingly not just cut and pasted, but set and designed to look as beautiful as the real thing. Add the inclusion of original illustrations where appropriate and covers that look they are not an afterthought (or done by a 12 year old on MS Paint). The Sherlock Holmes are just as worthy. Get 'em all. I have..Score: 5/5

BORING !!I skipped to the end !!.Score: 1/5

Thank you for the great eBook!This ebook version is the most beautiful among the other versions of the same title. I love the classic illustrations, and the layout is easy to read. Thank you Top Five Classics for the great production! Can't wait to see more classics from your ebook team!.Score: 5/5

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Book Name:
A Christmas Carol
Book Language:
English
Book Category:
Books, Fiction & Literature
Book Size:
13043129 bytes.
Book ID:
483154994
Book Release Date:
2011-11-23
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