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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol

248 ratings, 53 reviews

Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol is the story of the mean and pusillanimous Ebenezer Scrooge, whose mind gets blown after he's visited by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Inspired by the ghastly conditions in which the poorest children of London lived and worked, Dickens wanted to do something to change the situation, but was at odds about how to help matters. He was going to write a pamphlet that was an appeal to reform, but after giving a speech to a charity in Manchester the plot for A Christmas Carol came to him, which he decided would deliver a more powerful message.

The transformation of Scrooge from the greedy, miserly, and cruel old man into the generous and saintly gentleman has been celebrated ever since A Carol came out, and it was adapted for the stage immediately. The legacy of the book is the phrases "Merry Christmas," "Bah! Humbug!" and the reference to somebody as a "Scrooge." Though his work did help to secularize Christmas in a lot of ways, it also perhaps had the intended effect of making people more generous...at least around Christmas time.

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Katherine Nagle

March 29, 2014

I loved it! My class did the play version of it and it was really fun.

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Lillie Hawk

February 11, 2014

Love the book and movie jose writ it is a great job

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P W

January 25, 2014

Decent

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Caitlin Russo

January 13, 2014

I can't wait to start reading this book I herd it's really good πŸ˜‹

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Elizabeth Wilhems

January 13, 2014

This book, unlike the adverage book or television show, has few plot holes and flaws. The words were mixed together so nicly it just flowed through my head like music.

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Karen Duarte

January 02, 2014

Love this πŸ˜ͺ😘❀

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Nadim Majure

January 02, 2014

Was, is and will always be a fantastic read.

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Annette Perez

January 01, 2014

Brillant narration!

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Scott Allen

December 07, 2013

Having never read the book until now and having seen multiple film adaptations, I must say that Dickens' original print version here is magnificent. What an inspiring and cozy book to read whilst by a fire on a very cold December day and while having fanciful and fantastic dreams of Christmas delight.

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Brandon Tagler

November 18, 2013

Grate book

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Anna Baker

November 04, 2013

Omg i started crying love

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Joan Shelvey

October 18, 2013

I read it every year

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Noah Quimm

October 18, 2013

Fricken stupid!πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ΊπŸ‘Ž

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Cassidy Browning

October 10, 2013

Didnt like the book but you mite

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Colin Turner

September 22, 2013

great book nice to see some classics apearing again unlike this new style reading material.

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Jade Roberts

September 05, 2013

Good book

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Lily Garcia

August 05, 2013

I love this book

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Jessica Sanford

July 16, 2013

Not too bad

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Tara Hunter-Hicks

May 26, 2013

I have just about every version of A Christmas Carol on dvd or vhs. It is my favorite holiday movie of all time. Would you believe this was my first time reading this Dickens' classic. LOVED IT !!!

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Reymond Rios

May 22, 2013

Great book and message

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Jessica Anzalone

April 07, 2013

Scrooge is a grumpy man, he should love Christmas in the first place :0

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kylee sonterre

March 28, 2013

i love this book i am reading it again β€πŸ“–

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Olivia Perales

March 08, 2013

Great book

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Brian Ashbury

February 09, 2013

Absolutely fantastic to be able to reread this beautiful story on an Ipad what would the author have thought?

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Amaya Belcher

January 30, 2013

I love this book so much it gave me chills

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Ribbon Girl

January 13, 2013

A delightful read. Short, great message, littered with Dickens' trademark humour.

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Riley Drieman

January 06, 2013

THIS BOOK STINKS LIKE A STINK BUG AND THATS NOT ALL I'VE SEEN THE MOVIE AND THATS BETTER THEN THE BOOK.

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Francesca Valli

December 30, 2012

A story not just about Christmas but about us as humans and how we choose to live our lives. Another deeply humanistic fable from the master story teller Dickens

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Melissa Smith

December 29, 2012

I love classics like these .a great book to read to your children, a way to learn that your actions affect others. And its always possible to learn from mistakes.

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Marie Whitworth

December 24, 2012

Third time I've read this book over the years and I still cry at the end!

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Hannibal Alloween

December 24, 2012

A great read for Christmas-eve!

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Jonathan Jones

December 12, 2012

Awesome I love this book

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Jessie Mcroy

December 05, 2012

Wached the play

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Daisy Garcia

December 02, 2012

Awesome

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Melinda Sue

October 04, 2012

I have loved this story since I was 10!

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Gabe Sullivan

October 02, 2012

Terrible i would not reconmend this book to no one

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Charles Fontanello

September 03, 2012

Simply wonderful

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Sofie Torres

August 14, 2012

Can't beat charles dickensπŸ“–

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ducanh duke

August 11, 2012

so cool i love this book :)

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Bob Rogers

August 06, 2012

One of the greatest stories ever told. I never get tired of seeing any movie version of this book, but they don't come near the original. Marvelous.

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Rubino Binejal

June 05, 2012

Awesome

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Miz Minnie

May 29, 2012

Awesome

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Amylou Isehughes

May 26, 2012

This is cool

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Matty B

May 10, 2012

It's ok not da best ya fuckers :D

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Tim Ross

May 02, 2012

The best book

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David Jones

April 11, 2012

Cool

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Harlie Spradlin

April 07, 2012

Ii like this book

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Thomas Nerkowski

February 07, 2012

I think that the book is a good scary story it is a very good book

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Amy DeBiasio

January 13, 2012

This is one of my favorite books!

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Tyler Wagner

December 25, 2011

I was in a play for it I was the ghost of Christmas present then I started reading it and I'm loving it

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Alisa Smith

December 22, 2011

Theres not much more to be said of this familiar tale that has not been said before. It is an absolute classic, an enjoyable read, and a quick one at that.

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Amy Champine

December 17, 2011

Good

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Owen Paul Barton

November 13, 2011

So amazing