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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.
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 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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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,421 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
By MLHanna
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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
By Bwhami
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
I absolutely love this book. They images Charles Dickens evokes are breathtaking (in MY mind anyway). I love rereading this book.
Published 13 days ago by Sparklehal
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As expected a good story, timeless.
Published 1 month ago by PAM
5.0 out of 5 stars a dickens classic
Great little story! A classic for all to read and love. Merry Christmas everyone! And as Tiny Tim observed, "god bless us, everyone."
Published 2 months ago by peter
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Classic about the Spirit of Christmas
This is a timeless classic about the Christmas spirit, repentance and the ability we all have to change and make our lives better by spreading goodwill to those we meet.
Published 2 months ago by Charles Burleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas book
One of Dickens"s greatest, and his best Christmas book. Yes, there are Christmas books. do a search in Amazon kindle store to find the others. I am reading "The Chimes"
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book!
I read this to my class and has them visualize and illustrate sections. They really enjoyed it! Thanks very much!
Published 2 months ago by Michelle Draney
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it then and I love it now
How can this story be anything but 5 Star. My father used to read excerpts from A Christmas Carol to my brothers and me more than 80 years ago on Christmas eve. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE Charles Dickens writings.
LOVE Charles Dickens writings. Loaded this more as a test to see what the Illustrations would look like on my Kindle.
Published 4 months ago by K.Stanford
5.0 out of 5 stars Gutenberg Project


Save your money. This (and many more titles in the "public domain") are available for Free at The Gutenberg... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Robert
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I never love Dickens but I must like him as I keep reading and rereading his works....
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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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