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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

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IN PROSE BEING A Ghost Story of Christmas

by Charles Dickens


I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.

Their faithful Friend and Servant, C. D. December, 1843.


Stave I: Marley's Ghost Stave II: The First of the Three Spirits Stave III: The Second of the Three Spirits Stave IV: The Last of the Spirits Stave V: The End of It


MARLEY was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door nail.

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door nail... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 8 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 28, 2014
Subject: Christmas Carol
Reviewer: - December 13, 2013
Subject: Great Christmas Read!
I really loved the voice acting! Except for the Ghost of Christmas Past, all the characters were very convincing. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a heart warming Christmas tale.
Reviewer: - December 8, 2013
Subject: From The Heart
I just hated the Ghost of Christmas Past's voice.
Otherwise, great book.
Reviewer: - August 23, 2013
Subject: Great
Wonderful Book!
Reviewer: - February 9, 2013
Subject: Christmas carol
Good voice!
Reviewer: - December 28, 2012
Subject: A Christmas Carol
A quick listen with a cast of readers playing different characters.
Reviewer: - December 9, 2012
Subject: A Christmas Carol
It was a beautiful book and nicely narrated by Elizabeth Klett. I liked the idea of the theatrical style of the recording. I think that more books should be read like this. They are more enjoyable that way. The only thing I didn't like was the reader M.B. His voice is really irritating, I'm sorry to say. I have heard the particular reader on the book Dracula and didn't like him either. I apologize if I have offended him, because after all, he made a strong effort. I didn't mean to disappoint him but this is my point of view and I had to be honest. Keep up the good job. More books should be free!
Reviewer: - November 30, 2012
Subject: A Christmas Carol
I think this book will be good and the movie starring Jim Carrie was good so the book has to be better than the movie.

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