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A Christmas Carol

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

(Paperback - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Christmas Carol
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Simon and Schuster
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.

In this classic, heart-warming tale, four ghostly guests teach valuable lessons to an old miser. Ebenezer Scrooge, a selfish, crotchety skinflint, spends his days counting money and grousing, “Bah Humbug!” Scrooge doesn’t care for anyone other than himself. However, on Christmas Eve, he is visited by his partner Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, who teach him about benevolence, charity, and goodwill.

Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.

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Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416534785
1416534784
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC D
Characteristics: xviii, 142 p. ; 17 cm.
Additional Contributors: Helal, Kathleen

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Jul 09, 2014
  • Grace_Enitan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book opened my eyes to a whole different side and meaning of Christmas. I used to think that Christmas was just another time of the year when annoying family members came over because they had nothing else to do. But once I got past the 4th chapter, it was 'love at first sight'. Now, I understand that what you did in the past really has a big impact on your future. This book is a 'must read'.

Jan 28, 2014
  • JackieFC13 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I think I like the general story more than I enjoyed the book. The language tripped me up and had a difficult time keeping me interested. It might because I've heard the story so many times but its still an amazing story! So story = 5 stars, Book = 3 Stars

Dec 17, 2012
  • alangone rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Seen every version of the movie possible, but i had never read the book before-- i loved it. Rich in detail and language and setting-- I now have some idea what it felt like to be in one of those crooked streets in London in 1843-- the smells and the dirt and soot and the closeness-- to put a hand out the window and almost touch the dirty window next door...The special foods and the games and the feel of it. i loved it and i am amazed at how true so many of the movies remained to the book. Dickens at his best, i think-- full of imagery and descriptive language and good and evil and redemption...at less than 200 pages. The illustrations by P.J. Lynch help convey the mid 19th century feel. Brilliant.

its 4 ghosts not 3.
Marly is a ghost to!

Mar 16, 2012
  • danielestes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I first read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in my 7th grade English class. The story remains as lyrical now as I first discovered then. I cannot imagine Christmas or literature without it. The tone is nearly perfect watching Ebenezer Scrooge transform from a cold, old miser into a human being desiring another chance to give back to the world.

To fully appreciate the language, I recommend listening to it or reading the story aloud.

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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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