A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Introduction and Afterword by Joe Wheeler To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partn 'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own puddin...

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Title:A Christmas Carol
Author:Charles Dickens
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:A Christmas Carol
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:104 pages pages

A Christmas Carol Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    May 12, 2007
    It has been a decade since I last read this classic, so I decided to look at it again, taking note of what I have forgotten or imperfectly remembered and also garnering any new insights my older (and I hope wiser) self could now find within it. But first, I decided to do a little ...
  • Mary
    Dec 04, 2007
    It's a family tradition to read A Christmas Carol (original, unabridged) aloud each Christmas season and then to watch at least one film version on Christmas Eve (this year it was the Muppets' Christmas Carol - very authentic - with Michael Caine). Over the years, we have discussed...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 11, 2008
    A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old...
  • Alejandro
    Dec 25, 2013
    The Christmas reading par excellence! A CLASSIC RE-IMAGINED ONCE AND AGAIN I can't tell how many times I have watched some adaptation or another of this classic story... ...Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, the Real Ghostbusters, live action films, animated TV s...
  • Annet
    Dec 30, 2014
    Having seen many movie versions of this famous book , I thought it was finally time to read the book this (time of) year and I did! How talented Dickens was... to invent this story and write it in beautiful language. Maybe I'll reread it again by Christmas time next year, so much deta...
  • Cecily
    Jun 09, 2008
    The Christmas classic that everyone knows ? even if they haven?t read it. It's quite short, and at some levels quite an easy read, but there is plenty of depth, so I think it's worth reading it in a thoughtful and slightly leisurely way. Plot It is a simple tale of how a norma...
  • Brina
    Oct 24, 2017
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the current runaway leader for a reread in the group Catching up on Classics for December. As I gear up for what looks to be some intense reading during the last two months of the year, I decided to pre read this short classic this week. Being th...
  • Kalliope
    Dec 16, 2015
    REREADING IN 2017 BUT I REPEAT EVERYTHING BELOW TO MY UN-SCROOGY FRIENDS. I wish a most UN-SCROOGY Christmas to all my GR Friends. With lots of: Merriment Christmas Love Generous and very Christmasy Gifts Copious and Delicious Food ...
  • Candi
    Dec 13, 2016
    When I think of Christmas and all those things that make Christmas so special, A Christmas Carol immediately comes to mind right along with family, friends, beautiful Christmas trees, Mom?s anise cut-out cookies, brilliant holiday light displays, gently falling snow, festive instrume...
  • James
    Aug 07, 2016
    4+ out of 5 stars to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a story almost everyone is likely familiar with as early on as childhood. And we've all seen some form of this in a TV show, movie or another book, given how familiar the three ghosts of Christmas have become. Why This B...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 08, 2013
    Ebenezer Scrooge, the very definition of grumpy miserliness, gets a second chance at figuring out what's really important in life, with the help of some ghosts who give him an unforgettable version of "This is Your Life." This may not be a perfect piece of literature - there are...
  • Evgeny
    Dec 10, 2015
    One might like Christmas, or one might not; one might be a Christian, or one might not be. Anyway I do not think anybody would be arguing against the fact that this novella became practically ultimate Christmas story. For this reason I will not bother hiding spoilers in my review; if y...
  • jessica
    Dec 24, 2018
    im usually not a seasonal reader, but this year i tried to make an effort to read a couple of holiday themed books and im so glad i saved this for last! i grew up very familiar with the story of ?a christmas carol? via multiple adaptations (shoutout to the flintstones version fr...
  • Lola
    Nov 26, 2014
    *3.5 stars* I shall start by introducing you to Ebenezer Scrooge. According to the narrator, the cold-hearted, unholy and inconsiderate man we have as main character. While he is described as such: External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, ...
  • Matthew
    Dec 16, 2018
    How many times have I seen a version of A Christmas Carol? Probably too many times to count, but I can try: - A stage version at least half a dozen times - The Disney version with Scrooge McDuck - The Disney version with Jim Carrey - A Muppet Christmas Carol - Scrooged with Bill...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 02, 2016
    I love A Christmas Carol I can't believe I have just NOW read this book. I have been watching the MANY movies of A Christmas Carol since I was a little kid. My favorite being the one with Albert Finney, that seemed to be the one I watched the most. I have it on dvd (maybe blu ra...
  • Robin Hobb
    Feb 24, 2013
    I have to admit that, at the ripe old age of 66, I finally listened to the full text as Dickens wrote it. It definitely deserves all the accolades it has ever deserved. I recommend it not just for graceful language, but for continued relevance to our day and age. A Christmas Caro...
  • Bionic Jean
    Aug 07, 2013
    "Bah! Humbug!" Who does not recognise this expostulation, and the old curmudgeon who spat it out. The very name "Scrooge" has entered the vernacular to indicate a mean-spirited skinflint. "Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge, a squeezing, wrenching, gr...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Dec 24, 2018
    HOW PRECIOUS ...
  • JV
    Jul 03, 2013
    Updated review. Previously rated this one with only a star rating, proper one now posted. Gollum and Smeagol's "A Christmases Carol" "External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he,...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    Sep 19, 2016
    *Read for class 1. This is the first book I've finished in September I am so damn excited. 2. I have endless love for this story because my mom is obsessed with Christmas movies so I've seen at least a million adaptations of it. Happy to say the book was even better! Short and swee...
  • Carmen
    Nov 19, 2013
    Amazing. A classic for a reason. RE-READ: 2015. I read this book every Christmas Eve. It makes me laugh, it scares me, it makes me cry. So good! And so short! :) I must admit my favorite part is the first part where Scrooge is so grumpy and miserly. And the book is so classic, fille...
  • Leonard Gaya
    Sep 22, 2017
    This short parable or morality tale is probably one of the most read novellas within Charles Dickens? vast body of work, and one that truly embodies the spirit of Christmas. A short book we could all do with on these cold winter nights (here in London, they are, at least)! I guess...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Dec 16, 2015
    I read this every year at Christmas, and I always will do. Simply because of the atmosphere it evokes. This story is Christmas as far as I?m concerned. It wouldn?t be the same without it. It is perfectly festive and is also appropriately didactic. It is an allegory for what happens...
  • Glenn Sumi
    Dec 10, 2015
    I?ve seen countless film, TV and stage adaptations of A Christmas Carol, but it wasn?t until this week that I read the actual text. Which is strange. I adore Dickens. If pressed, I?d call him one of my all-time favourite authors. But it?s a busy time of year, and when I wat...
  • Renato Magalhães Rocha
    Jun 05, 2014
    One should never judge a book by its cover, but this edition surely deserves an award for ugliest and laziest book cover ever made (should we start a contest?), which is a shame since a theme like Christmas is quite easy to illustrate and has a lot of recognizable symbols and its own e...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    It's not the season for A Christmas Carol, I know! And we all know it by heart too, from reading it as children with our grandparents maybe, as young adults for essays in high school, as adults to our own children. We have watched the Disney version many times, and seen it performe...
  • Alex
    Nov 22, 2016
    A quick read to get me into the holiday spirit. Most likely a re-read for me during Christmas. Even better than the billions movies that I watched, maybe. The Muppets are still pretty funny. ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 28, 2015
    You'd think I'd get tired of reading this when there are so many movie adaptations that it's impossible not to have the entire plot memorized. But it doesn't even matter that I could probably close my eyes and recite the story at this point because I just love the way Dickens writes! I...
  • Leo .
    Dec 06, 2017
    What a fantastic story! How terrible it was to be poor in the Victorian Era. Dickens was a humanitarian and saw first hand the poverty in the streets of London. The starving urchins trying to steal an apple or a handkerchief. The void between the rich and the poor. This story, like Oli...