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What the community says about A Christmas Carol
- "This is a very good version for the reader that wants a lot of bells and whistles to go along with the original story. It has chapters that break down info on the characters and gobs of footnotes. As this is one of the most repeated Christmas stories in TV shows, movies, cartoons, and plays I only read the original story and my review is only on the story. How do you give a four star rating to such a beloved classic? It really isn't hard to read, but sometimes (really quite often) the descriptions and language get so flowery that you lose track of the story and have to go back and reread sections. You can't be in a room with a conversation going, the TV on, or music going because it requires undivided attention and I can't block out everything around me. Perhaps it took me a little longer than normal to read, but it was an enjoyable story that I love to hear over and over, and now have read.""I've recently begun re-introducing myself to the classics that I initially read as compulsory assignments in high school and college. As an adult, I'm now reading them because I choose to read them. This time around, I've been getting much more out of these stories because I have the life experience with which to better understand the subtleties and metaphors of the writing. This was precisely the case with A Tale of Two Cities. As I started listening, I was quickly reminded of why this Dickens tale is such a timeless classic. Keith Higinbotham delights with a virtually flawless narrative performance and lovely voice distinctions for the cast of Dickens' characters. I listened for several hours at a time thanks to Higinbotham's smooth and professionally delivered tone. I would enjoy hearing more from him in the future."
- "Charles Dickens is a brilliant writer and A Christmas Carol is an amazing show of his skills. It tells the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets unexpected visitors in his sleep. You may know this story, but this is the updated unabridged version. If you don't know the story, make sure you read it! I have always been a huge fan of Dickens and this made me an even larger fan!"
- "I love A Christmas Carol. It is a wonderful tale for the holiday season, but I was looking for several books so that I could create a collection for my home around the holidays. This solution links to several options for purchasing A Christmas Carol, but there don't seem to be any other Christmas themed books."
- "Christmas is often difficult for people with family issues. It can be easy to become cynical and dread the holiday season without good relations. Without a steady circle of family and friends, one loses claim to ptecious and sacred traditions. I have made my own traditions notwithstanding. I read this short novella every year for my personal Christmas tradition. It never ceases to burn away the sorrow and the bitterness of solitude at the Christmas season and instead, replace burdensome feelings with passion for Christmas, vigor to aid the poor among us, and light in the heart. Well worth the penny. Well done, Mr. Dickens! Hats off to you, good sir."
- "Penguin classic novels has all the classics so how do I decide what one is the best. Well if it involves Christmas of course, A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite stories of all time and the many adaptations of the book just proves how good it is. "
- "A Christmas Carol is the old Dickens' work that described the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who gets visited by ghosts at night. It's likely that you already know it, as it was adapted into several Disney films and characters. It's a classic tale that kids love time and time again, and underlines the importance of not being a miserly old man. Of course that's just a small lesson of many, but it's an important one. Selfishness is not the way to live. Highly recommend as it's nice to see in book form as opposed to in the movies and shows.""Unabridged edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, offered here for chump change. The tale was written in October 1843 to help supplement his family's income and “strike a sledgehammer blow” for the poor. It is the tale of a miser given a second chance. From an author needing to get out of debt. A story of redemption and forgiveness. The story of Christmas."
- ""Oliver Twist" is a relatively early novel by Charles Dickens. The title character is a child who ends up affiliated with a band of criminals. I like this novel very much, and in many ways it is a typical novel by Charles Dickens. The novel is clearly meant for mass appeal in the Victorian Society within which it was written. A modern reader may find Victorian fiction to be somewhat ornate and "wordy". Personally I like it very much. Charles Dickens is my second favorite author of Victorian fiction after my favorite author of all, George Eliot. I have never read a Dickens novel that I did not complete enjoy. As stated these novels were written for mass appeal and consumption in Victorian England. Charles Dickens published these novels in serial form in periodicals. He would attempt to assess the reception of his work with his readers and thus the novel may be revised before the next installment. In general, Charles Dickens has a wry and ironic sense of humor. I find hm extremely humorous. His writing is, at times, sentimental, but again, I enjoy it, in doses. I always read Charles Dickens novels while simultaneously listening to a professional audiobook narration and did so with "Olivier Twist" and always find the professional narration adds to my reading experience."
- "A Christmas Carol is a book by Charles Dickens and is available from Amazon in every format. Dickens is one the greatest writers of all time and A Christmas Carol is one of his greats books. It is probably hard to find anyone who went through school that doesn't know this story. It fits the topic perfectly."
- "A Christmas Carol is always a true classic to read each year or whenever. It has me think about my own life and how I treat others. It makes me think about how I can help someone in need and not all the time be greedy or think that life should revolve around me. Everyone should read this even if it be your first time."
- " A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol-Cloth-First Edition 1843.jpg First edition cover (1843) Author Charles Dickens Original title A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. Illustrator John Leech Country England Published 19 December 1843 Publisher Chapman & Hall Text A Christmas Carol at Wikisource A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man."