A Christmas Carol (Illustrated edition) [NOOK Book]

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? A table of contents with working links to chapters is included
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 ...
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A Christmas Carol (Illustrated edition)

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Overview

• Includes original illustrations
• The book has been proof-read and corrected for spelling and grammatical errors
• A table of contents with working links to chapters is included
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. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I don’t know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.

The mention of Marley’s funeral brings me back to the point I started from. There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. If we were not perfectly convinced that Hamlet’s Father died before the play began, there would be nothing more remarkable in his taking a stroll at night, in an easterly wind, upon his own ramparts, than there would be in any other middle-aged gentleman rashly turning out after dark in a breezy spot—say Saint Paul’s Churchyard for instance—literally to astonish his son’s weak mind.

Scrooge never painted out Old Marley’s name. There it stood, years afterwards, above the warehouse door: Scrooge and Marley. The firm was known as Scrooge and Marley. Sometimes people new to the business called Scrooge Scrooge, and sometimes Marley, but he answered to both names. It was all the same to him.

Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014465632
  • Publisher: Unforgotten Classics
  • Publication date: 4/29/2012
  • Series: Unforgotten Classics , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 529 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Classic read for the holidays

    a wonderful tale spun by a past master. God bless us every one!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Get a pink ipad

    Kiss your hand three times. Post this at three different books. Look under your pillow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    A great read!

    Dickens' was a master storyteller! Yes, his writings are very wordy, but that was because people in Victorian times had to rely more on their imagination than we do now. Dickens' descriptions of the awful conditions and situations that people were in was meant to make the people of his own time think about how the poor and disabled were treated. Maybe people should read more of his writings and apply them to conditions of people in today's world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    A splendid book, and easy to read on nook!

    A splendid book, and easy to read on nook!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Read this page

    This was a good book you know but the author just added to many details it got a little bit boring but was very good may got bless you

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