A Christmas Carol [NOOK Book]

Overview

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits from Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.

The book was written and published in early ...
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A Christmas Carol

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Overview

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits from Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.

The book was written and published in early Victorian era Britain, a period when there was both strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions and an initiation of new practices such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. Dickens's sources for the tale appear to be many and varied but are principally the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.

The tale has been viewed by critics as an indictment of 19th-century industrial capitalism. It has been credited with restoring the holiday to one of merriment and festivity in Britain and America after a period of sobriety and sombreness. A Christmas Carol remains popular, has never been out of print, and has been adapted to film, stage, opera, and other media multiple times.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015718430
  • Publisher: Mundus Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 728 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2010

    Best format for nook

    This edition was carefully created with the nook specifically in mind.

    26 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

    Great! Highly recommend--

    This classic is well presented in a very readable format. A good choice.

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Anonamous

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    Wonderful Classic

    A wonderful, quick read during the holiday season. It's a great story that I will most likely come back to again. I seen so many adaptations in movies and plays, it was nice to finally read the original story.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    Best version for nook!

    This version was crafted with nook's screen in mind.

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Wow

    Its such a good book! What a tridition

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    It's a great Christmas Classic

    The character Ebeneezer Scrooge has to be one of Dicken's famous characters. In his novella, Dickens portrays a man disappointed with himself and who regards the world with contempt. I always thought of the visits by the three spirits as therapy. Modern pyschology hadn't evolved in the 1840s and somehow Scrooge's breakthrough comes through as a recovered patient.
    I read that Dickens was a contemporary of Karl Marx and as Marx advocated social change to improve the conditions prevalent during that time, Dickens believed that change could come about by social awareness. Laws could be legislated because society felt compassion.
    The two children Ignorance and Want, who are hidden under the cloak of the Spirit of Christmas Present were not intended only for plot of the story but as a reminder for Dickens' readers.
    Are not the 21st century readers still having to think of that boy and girl today? The media presents us news of children in refugee camps,starving children, and homeless families. We are confronted with the reality of want during this time of joy.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    Great christmas read!

    This is a great christmas read for all ages. Im 16 and i loved it. There are some typos, but nothing that would make it difficult to understand. I definately would reccomened this book to a friend!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Great story. So so ebook quality

    Readable but some strange type conversions

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Unreadable

    This is a scanned document and is unfortunately unreadable

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Good, but too much detail

    The book was really good, but it went into a lot of unneccesary detail. Up to FOUR pages of describing unneeded things. Otherwise, it was really good!! --Caleb Shenk, 10 years old, 4th Grade:)

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Ehhhh

    I love the story but it was hard to read it was in script form

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Always entertaining. One of our Christmas traditions never fails to move me.

    I have always loved this book and began a tradition of reading it to my children when they were young. The writing may not be the peak of Dickens's style but is still excellent. And the story never fails to move and entertain me. This year I read it on my new Nook -- and once again, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good, rousing and touching story and a well-written book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2012

    Horrible formatting. Pay the $0.99 for a version that is made fo

    Horrible formatting. Pay the $0.99 for a version that is made for the Nook.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Wonderful

    I enjoyed this book! It was mysterious and funny! Great for all ages!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Awsome

    One of the best books ever.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    So Amazing to read

    This book is awesome! When my teacher read it to us for the hoiliday season! It was what I would say fantastic! I looooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeeeddddddd this book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    If i could give less than 1 star i would

    Book itself is great, however this ebook copy is terrible and filled with errors, its almost unreadable

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

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    Posted December 8, 2014

    AMAZING

    BEST BOOK EVER

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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