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A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

Published: 2009-10-05
Paperback : 82 pages
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The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge's own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the ...
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The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge's own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the horrifying specters of Want and Ignorance, even Scrooge's painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge's heart be opened? Can he reverse the miserable future he is forced to see? Now in an unabridged edition illustrated by John Leech, this story's message of love and goodwill, mercy and self-redemption resonates as keenly as ever.

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  "A Christmas Carol"by swannwsong (see profile) 10/28/12

A classic that I really enjoyed. Perfect for a December meeting!

 
  "A Christmas Carol"by caddy1014 (see profile) 07/28/12

 
  "A Christmas Carol"by jodiacker (see profile) 12/15/11

 
  "A Classic story"by swannwsong (see profile) 01/02/10

The story is both humorous,sad and touching. Ebenezer Scrooge reminds me of a few staunch republicans that I know. Hopefully they too, will find the true meaning of Christmas. You can't help but, catch... (read more)

 
  "Holiday favorite"by Kwizgiver (see profile) 12/12/09

Some of us had never read the book although we knew the story quite well, so it was fun to compare our previous knowledge with the actual story. It was dark, yet rich. All of us said we read sections... (read more)

 
  "A vivid peek into 19th century England as well as the human soul. Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner as well as three spitits of Christmas to persuade him that he is worthy of redem"by CAmbrose (see profile) 12/18/07

Excellent book for a holiday book club meeting. The tale is rather brief, yet rich in symbolism and lavish Dickens' adjectives. One of the divas referred to it as a "delicious holiday treat"... (read more)

 
  "Perfect Christmas Discussion Book"by MDiva (see profile) 12/17/07

We enjoyed reading this as we all discovered that even though we knew the story - we hadn't read the story.. It is beautifully written and a joy to read!

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