A Christmas carol [NOOK Book]

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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940017120255
  • Publisher: London : William Heinemann ; Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Co.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1915 volume
  • File size: 168 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life -- along with his memorable characters -- have made him beloved by readers the world over. In Dickens' books live some of the most repugnant villains in literature, as well as some of the most likeable (and unlikely) heroes.

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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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 10 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 9 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 7 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 7 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 6 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 5, 2012

    Christmas Carol fans will love this.

    ****We gave this book as a hostess gift - and it started great conversations on when various people had seen their first/favoite Christmas Carol play/movie/book. Also good for story telling with all ages.

    3 out of 4 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 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

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