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A Christmas Carol Paperback – November 23, 2011

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"This volume is a distinguished addition to a superb series. Richard Kelly's fine edition of Dickens's 'timeless classic' richly documents just how very timely this little book was, being the inspired and inspiring result of Dickens's passionately humanitarian response to the harshness and brutality with which the poor, especially children of the poor, were treated in the England of 1843. In his substantial introduction, supplemented by a well-chosen selection of contemporary writings, Professor Kelly also demonstrates another notable aspect of the work's timeliness by situating it in the context of the great revival of traditional Christmas festivities going on during the first half of the nineteenth century." - Michael Slater, Birkbeck College, University of London --Michael Slater, Birkbeck College, University of London

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter, journalist & novelist. His novels include Great Expectations, David Copperfield & Bleak House. Michael Slater is Emeritus Professor at Birkbeck College, London & a past President of the Dickens Fellowship & the Dickens Society of America.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Dickens Press (November 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619490110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619490116
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #769,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Lillian Ammann (Lillie) on December 21, 2013
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I've read several derivatives (one with Jane Austen characters and voice, another the original Christmas story with the innkeeper as Scrooge) this year, so I decided it might be time to re-read the original. This was an interesting edition to read because it included a bio of Dickens and the context of the book in the time period. It also included reviews throughout history since the story was first written. Amazing the differences in reviewers' reactions--ranging from a reviewer from Dickens' own time who predicted the story would still be read a hundred years later to a modern reviewer who can't understand why anyone would ever read such a sappy, sentimental story. Some saw Scrooge's transformation as a religious redemption; others saw nothing of the birth of Jesus in the story.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TabbyMeister on January 1, 2014
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I've read the paperback version of "A Christmas Carol" on an annual basis during the holiday season for almost two decades and this year was the first time I read this classic on the Kindle, and I absolutely loved the Enriched version by Atria. The chronology of Dickens's work, historical context, interpretive notes, critical excerpts, and questions for discussion added immensely to my understanding of the era in which the book was written. The additional information also helped me become more absorbed in this timeless work. Displaying the words in the original script is an awesome touch, too. Bravo!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jan on January 15, 2014
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I wanted to read this book again, after a couple of decades. A bit archaic in style, the book is still good, though not that frightening when I was a kid.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. S. Wallace on January 16, 2014
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Loved it.......very good read.....albeit a tad wordy in places....but that's Dickens!!! I highly recommend it!!!! I've touted it to all my Friends.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michele Oliva on January 16, 2014
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Reread it after not having read it for over 30 yrs. Refreshed on some details. Of course I totally loved it once again!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward C. Kokkelenberg on January 16, 2014
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If you never have read it but only seen one of the many movie or TV adoptions, do your self a favor and read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jon Bower on January 14, 2014
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Reviewing Dickens' iconic yuletide classic is, to me, the epitome of gilding the lily. Even though it's all been said before I devote time every Christmas to renewing my acquaintance with the story, its meaning and most amazingly, its pertinence to current events.

From this faithful written version, through classic film versions with Sim, Scott, Stewart and others, all the way to Micky Mouse, The Muppets or Mr. Magoo, the story reflects the season's message. I make it an annual habit to remind myself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Palmer on January 14, 2014
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Dickens had personal insight as to how bad life was to so many and was able to transfer that into many of his books. This book is no exception. His description of life in those days should make us appreciate what we have today. This is a must read for those who think life is bad today.
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