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A Christmas Carol [Kindle Edition]

Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens’ masterfully crafted Christmas fable tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man with wealth to match the coldness of his heart. On a mystical Christmas Eve, a visitation with spirits forces Scrooge to make a choice: change, or perish.

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In the history of English literature, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, which has been continuously in print since it was first published in the winter of 1843, stands out as the quintessential Christmas story. What makes this charming edition of Dickens's immortal tale so special is the collection of 80 vivid illustrations by Everett Shinn (1876-1953). Shinn, a well-known artist in his time, was a popular illustrator of newspapers and magazines whose work displayed a remarkable affinity for the stories of Charles Dickens, evoking the bustling street life of the mid-1800s. Printed on heavy, cream-colored paper stock, the edges of the pages have been left rough, simulating the way in which the story might have appeared in Dickens's own time. Though countless editions of this classic have been published over the years, this one stands out as particularly beautiful, nostalgic, and evocative of the spirit of Christmas.

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Starred Review. Dickens's classic holiday tale, like many cultural touchstones, often falls into the trap of perennial reinterpretation. First aired in 1990 but only now available on CD, NPR's presentation serves to place the familiar story back in its historical context. NPR News anchor Susan Stamberg's introduction, along with background information in the liner notes, offers valuable insights regarding both Dickens's gritty backdrop and his role in reviving Christmas traditions otherwise forgotten amid rapid urban industrialization. The script being performed is the same one Dickens used to use at readings. Comedy legend Winters, who serves as narrator while also performing all of the male roles, juggles his duties seamlessly and demonstrates remarkable dramatic range. His portrayal of Scrooge before the ghostly visitations evokes discernable pain and loss beyond the over-the-top antics of an ogre figure. Veteran actress Mimi Kennedy voices the female parts with gusto. With its quality production, attractive price and one-hour length, this release offers the perfect gift and establishes a festive new annual ritual for families to share. (Sept.)
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  • File Size: 242 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084BMUFA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,420 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for Christmas December 25, 2012
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The book I read every Christmas and love it every time. If you haven't read it then you should consider it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this story December 25, 2012
By Michele
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It's great to read the classic story that I've seen so many times in film. Dickens is a great writer, and this story is a page turner (even if you already know what's going to happen).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tale and a timeless classic December 25, 2012
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I finished this just before midnight on the 25th. Of December it is the first of Charles Dickens I have read and I enjoyed it immensely.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good lesson December 25, 2012
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A great reminder to not take any moment for granted. Also that nothing is as bad as it seems, and v someone always has it worse.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The classics are classics December 25, 2012
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In these times, when is very easy publicate books, A Christmas Carol of Dickens show than the classics became classics because are high level books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a christmas carol. December 9, 2013
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it is just like i remember it being read to me as a child, still rather a long reaad just the same.
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4.0 out of 5 stars typical Dickens April 24, 2013
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A Christmas Carol, a traditional story. It is a bit hard to read in the old English. I think it is important to read the classic to keep us grounded in excellent writing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas Carol January 4, 2014
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I have always loved the play adaptation, but I'm so sorry, the original just isn't that good! It is still a great book to read, for an author to learn about how to not engage the reader.
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