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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories Kindle Edition
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|Kindle, December 6, 2011|| |
As much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers, Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was once read publicly on Christmas Eve each year by Dickens himself. This heartwarming tale continues to stir in us the same feelings of repentance, forgiveness, and love that transformed Ebenezer Scrooge from grumbling, “Bah! Humbug!” to sharing Tiny Tim's happy “God bless us, every one!”
Dickens’s other Christmas stories prove as rich as his most famous. “A Christmas Tree” describes a Victorian Christmas as seen through a child’s delighted eyes. “Christmas Dinner” celebrates the reunion of a divided family, while the Christmas chapters from The Pickwick Papers move from the exhilaration of a Christmas wedding to a shivery ghost story that foreshadows the spirits seen by Scrooge. Warmly nostalgic and beautifully written, the Christmas stories of Charles Dickens deserve a very special place in our memories and our hearts.
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--William Makepeace Thackeray
From the Trade Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B005N1OTRQ
- Publisher : Signet; Reprint edition (December 6, 2011)
- Publication date : December 6, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 446 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #974,749 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Many high-quality hardcover books will have their books made in a manner that's durable and strong. Usually this involves making signatures (a group of pages folded together) that are sewn together, and glued at the spine. This method is tough, and won't fall apart if someone lays the book flat, because the entire textblock is not only sewn together, it's glued together (and depending on how big the book is, there might be additional backing support sewn and glued in place). That's not how these books are made.
Instead, all that appears to have been done with this particular binding is that the binder has literally taken a mass-market paperback version of the book, and glued it to their hardcover. This is very inexpensive to do, and it's a poor binding method for a book such as this. This means the spine can wear out. You can break the textblock if you try to flatten out the book, which means the individual pages near the break(s) can fall out. Furthermore, the paper is the same type of paper that they user in their paperback books. This paper is prone to yellowing with age, and is another inexpensive choice the binder has made. I'm very disappointed that this binding choice was made.
Two stars because the content is still top notch, but the binding & paper choices are unforgivable.
I got the mass market paperback. It has a nice, festive cover and is a great price. Definitely a good buy.
It's a fairly short book but you get a focused, full story. The writing gives you great imagery. You can easily imagine full scenes in your head. It's shocking at first how miserable of a person Scrooge is but we quickly get to see partly why he is that way. His transformation is great to see from others' point of view. That his family accepts and welcomes him is very heartwarming to see.
The tale is as it should be in the original writing form as I know it to be. So, I'm very happy with it.