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A Christmas Carol (Illustrated) (Top Five Classics Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Dickens , Top Five Books , John Leech , Sol Eytinge Jr.
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This Top Five Classics edition of Dickens’s immortal classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, features:

• All of the full-color illustrations by John Leech for the original 1843 publication
• Another 20 b&w woodcut engravings by Sol Eytinge Jr. from the 1869 American edition by Ticknor & Fields
• The original, unabridged text, carefully proofed and formatted for Kindle
• An introduction, author bio and bibliography

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 redemption.

As Scrooge’s nephew Fred says, “I have always thought of Christmas 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!”

Product Details

  • File Size: 2863 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Top Five Books (April 21, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This e published version of "A Christmas Carol" is beautifully illustrated and an absolute joy to read. This is the first time I read this book. I expected a revision of Hollywood's version of this story. Obviously, no movie can do justice to any book or novel; this book is no exception. What is excellent about this version is that it gives a brief history of the historical background that Dickens' wrote his work in and the history of this timeless classic. There may be a minor ( and I mean minor issue) on two of the illustrations: Bob Cratchit carrying Tiny Tim on his shoulders and Scrooge raising his salary. The Kindle Fire version of all the illustrations are recreated perfectly. They are partially duplicated on the top third portion and look like the top third of the illustration is above the the whole of the image in the Kindle 3G Keyboard version. I think that the publisher should look into this. This is no reason to avoid purchasing this version. Again, this version is excellent!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIKE THE FORMAT November 26, 2012
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There is not exta narration through out which I LOVE! It gives you extras in the front of the book with a lil history, but they left the story untouched which is great. There is just enough illustration to give you a start, but otherwise it leaves the rest to your imagination
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read December 4, 2012
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I like the illustrations that came with the book. It is just as I expected based on the numerous movies based on the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I daresay there's no one in the English-speaking world who doesn't know& love this tale, but to read it in its original text with the accompanying drawings is a real treat, and adds to the fullness of the story. What a great way to spend a cold winter's evening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas Ghost of Idea December 22, 2013
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A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens 5 stars★ and a favorite♥

A Christmas Carol has been a book I've been trying to read for the past few Christmases. I'd start it, but then never finished it. Third times was a charm. I've finally finished it and am glad I read it. It was a good read and now a favorite.

"For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."

I really liked Charles Dickens's "Ghost of an Idea." I've watched many different movies that have some form of this story. I liked reading this just as much as watching one of the movie adaptions. This was my first Dickens book that I've read. His writing style in this was poetic I thought. The story is short and broken off in Staves. I think my favorite part was the description of Christmas Day activity during Stave Three: The Second of Three Spirits.

I'll definitely be rereading this in the future and will try to read some of Dickens's other books too. I enjoyed this free kindle illustrated version. It was a nice touch to see the pictures that were made for this original tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a Christmas Carol October 23, 2013
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This story never gets old and never will. It has nice woodcut pictures illustrating the time period the story take place.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is totally epic May 2, 2013
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This is totally epic and I teased my brother saying that it sucked but I really loved it so poop
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! April 14, 2013
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My family read this together over Christmas. Have to love reading a classic like this each year! Thank you for the memories!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Charles dickens is one of my favorite authors. this book has one of the most best story line and morals
Published 18 days ago by Hannah Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is my all time favorite. I've read this book so many times...
This book is my all time favorite. I've read this book so many times and never get tired of the story. I encourage anyone who hasn't read this book please do so.
Published 1 month ago by Kathleen Vanderpool
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
I listen to this book at Christmas, at Halloween (ghosts!), during car rides, while playing solitaire, anytime I want to thoroughly enjoy a favorite classic. Read more
Published 2 months ago by PeachPecan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Awesome story from one of the greatest writers of all time!
Published 2 months ago by verlynda
4.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Classic!
Although I have seen the many cinematic variations of A Christmas Carol many times over the years I hadn't read the book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Woodstock68
4.0 out of 5 stars A good holliday read
What can I say, it's Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. You can polish it off in a short period, and the pictures included can help you stop imagining them all the characters as... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Keith Whitcomb Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars great classic to read
Great classic to read.well worth the time. Some places hard to grasps but not to many. Dickens had a way of pulling you along
Published 7 months ago by Jocelyne
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Christmas Story
This is one of my favorite Charles Dickens stories. I highly recommend it as a traditional Christmas read. You'll be charmed.
Published 7 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER AWESOME STORY
Again this is a book i was read as a child and i could not wait to see it in ebook form now we have it and we can always read it to my son every year just as we will Twas the night... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lynnette Trahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Uh ... classic
I've seen several variations of the Christmas Carol so I finally decided to read the book. I don't know what else there is to say; everyone should be familiar with the plot. Read more
Published 8 months ago by M.T.Myers
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More About the Author

One of the grand masters of Victorian literature, Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors' prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and "slave" factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years' formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.


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