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A Christmas Carol (Christmas Books series Book 1) by [Charles Dickens]

A Christmas Carol (Christmas Books series Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 1,682 ratings

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About the Author

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth where his father was a clerk in the navy pay office. The family moved to London in 1823, but their fortunes were severely impaired. Dickens was sent to work in a blacking-warehouse when his father was imprisoned for debt. Both experiences deeply affected the future novelist. In 1833, he began contributing stories to newspapers and magazines, and in 1836 started the serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Thereafter, Dickens published his major novels over the course of the next twenty years, from Nicholas Nickleby to Little Dorrit. He also edited the journals Household Words and All the Year Round. Dickens died in June 1870.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00H5SE1TG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atria Books; Enriched Classic edition (December 17, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 17, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 10093 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 99 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'A Christmas Carol', a sweet Novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars "No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunities misused."
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5.0 out of 5 stars "No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunities misused."
Reviewed in India on February 7, 2020
"No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunities misused."

Charles Dickens penned his story "A Christmas Carol" with a message which is relevant to our world even today. It tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. The book, which has become a cultural touchstone, reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. The timeless tale makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves great storytelling.

Dickens struck gold with his signature style of writing in poetic language and picture-perfect descriptions. He takes the help of repeatations as a means to resonate certain events and make a deep imprint in the heart of the readers. It contributes towards creating a rhythm and gives a poetic effect to the story.

The book sees Dickens in his creative best where not only is the imagination at its peak but also the presence of symbols in the story is hard to miss.

The entire story is covered under the blanket of symbols-- subtle but evident. It might be a fantasy tale, but it becomes believable because every single thing symbolises something which is real. In a way the reality is engraved in symbolism.

The most attractive feature of the book is definitely its narrative technique. Although it's not a first person narration, but Dickens being Dickens, couldn't keep himself away from the narration. He kept putting forth his own views and comments time and again into the story, himself getting involved in the proceedings of the tale and compelling the readers to get involved as well.

Spun alternately with reality and fantasy, woven in and around with symbols and sprinkled with humour, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens still stands as one of his best creations which is just the perfect companion for a cozy night by the fire.

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Christmas Tradition
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