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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories (1984)

by Charles Dickens

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I like Dickens a lot. This is not his best literary work, but the story is great fun. Unlike most of his works, this one can be read quickly. Highly recommend it to anyone who is trying to get up for the Christmas season or who wants to be reminded of the joy of life. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
I like Dickens a lot. This is not his best literary work, but the story is great fun. Unlike most of his works, this one can be read quickly. Highly recommend it to anyone who is trying to get up for the Christmas season or who wants to be reminded of the joy of life. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
This book consisted of three novellas: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket in the Hearth. All of their plots revolved around moral dilemmas that were happily resolved by the end of the story. While there was a great deal of Dickens’s typical humor in these stories, I didn’t like these as much as I like some of his other books. I’m not entirely sure why, possibly because the stories were so short that he didn’t have time to develop as much as his longer books. They are easy reads for people who have never read Dickens, though. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
A beautiful story that can be read and appreciated at any age. The supplemental Christmas stories varied in quality, but that's to be expected. ( )
  benuathanasia | Jan 3, 2015 |
Read just The Battle of Life

This was the fourth of Dickens's Christmas stories. It starts off quite well, drawing a comparison between an old battle field and the struggles of modern (1846) life, but then peters out into dullness. Gave up about half way through. ( )
  john257hopper | Dec 30, 2011 |
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In the end, of course, Scrooge does get the message of the spirits, just as, Dickens implies, Christians have yet to understand, that celebrating Christmas with all its jollity and apparent goodwill is empty, if it does not include human goodness, that deep human understanding that knows people at the heart of their joys and sorrows. Dickens’ famous Christmas story is a protest against the emptiness of Christmas, a festival that celebrates humanity every 25th of December, and then enters a deep sleep of forgetfulness for another year.

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Marley was dead, to begin with, there is no doubt whatever about that.
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Includes: A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Tree (from Reprinted Pieces), Christmas Dinner (from Sketches by Boz), Excerpts from The Pickwick Papers (chapters 28 & 29)
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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Tree (from Reprinted Pieces)
Christmas Dinner (from Sketches by Boz)
A Good-Humoured Christmas (Chapters 28 & 29 from The Pickwick Papers)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451522834, Mass Market Paperback)

A timeless collection no miser should be without.

Every Christmas season, this heartwarming tale stirs in us the feelings of forgiveness and repentance that transform Scrooge from miser-"Bah, humbug!"-to merrymaker. Dickens's other Christmas stories in this collection also evoke both the tragedy of those who lack the Yuletide spirit and the joy of those who raise a wassail cup to goodwill toward men.

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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories is a gift box full of Dickens's writings and reflections on the Yuletide season. It includes the full text of A Christmas Carol, featuring all eight illustrations from the first edition by John Leech, the artist who gave fanciful form to Dickens' vision of Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and the spirits of Christmas. In addition, it includes The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton, a tale told over Christmas dinner in the young Dickens' Pickwick Papers, as well as the holiday celebrations A Christmas Dinner, A Christmas Tree, and What Christmas Is as We Grow Older.

With A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, you can celebrate the holiday season each time you dip into its pages. This unique collection of Charles Dickens' writings is filled with holiday cheer that can be savored all the year round.… (more)

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