A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Miriam Margoyles, A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint who hates everyone especially children but at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him and scare him into mending his ways He finds as he celebrates wit
  • Title: A Christmas Carol
  • Author: Charles Dickens Miriam Margoyles
  • ISBN: 9781855496309
  • Page: 210
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  • A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Miriam Margoyles, Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint who hates everyone, especially children, but at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, and scare him into mending his ways He finds, as he celebrates with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and family, that geniality brings its own reward.
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    1. Charles Dickens Miriam Margoyles

      Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from

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    1. 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 to those that are unnecessarily bitter and twisted, refusing to take part in a joyful occasion It is a glimpse at what could happen to someone who rejects their family upon trivial grounds, and let s themselves be set apar [...]

    2. 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 research, and discovered the great irony underlying the book s creation how this tale that warns against miserliness was born because of Dickens acute need for money, and how its publication resulted in a dispute about the [...]

    3. 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 MerrimentChristmas LoveGenerous and very Christmasy GiftsCopious and Delicious FoodNot too much drinkingChristmas GamesAnother watch of The NutcrackerAnd of courseFascinating and Beautiful BooksAnd to remember what Scrooge learnt I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future

    4. 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 Oliver Twist in my opinion is a masterpiece.The musicals are just, brilliant Christmas is coming, we know its nearEvenings are darker, the cold weather is hereWill there be snow The sky is whiteOr have they been Chem Trail [...]

    5. 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, no wintry weather chill him No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty Foul weather didn t know where to have him The heaviest rain, and snow, and ha [...]

    6. 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 the 19th century slang and customs enough so that the reading is becoming smoother and smoother without much need for editorial asides This year we focused on favorite phrases Marley was dead, to begin with the misanthropic ice [...]

    7. 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 instrumental and choral concerts, midnight mass, and angel trees A Christmas Carol truly is a timeless classic and a beloved tradition, whether you see the movie or read the book The blessing of this treasure is that you don [...]

    8. The Christmas reading par excellence A CLASSIC RE IMAGINED ONCE AND AGAINI can t tell how many times I have watched some adaptation or another of this classic storyBugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, the Real Ghostbusters, live action films, animated TV specials, etcnce this is one of the most adapted stories of all time A truly Christmas classic And this one of the few books that I think one hardly can deny that it s the novel that defines a genre, in this case Christmas.In popular genre [...]

    9. I love A Christmas CarolI 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 ray, I would have to look and I have the VHS tape for a long time Remember those I also have The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Christmas Carol with Jim Carey You know I think after reading this book I m going to have to dig out [...]

    10. Read for class1 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 sweet, yet still Dickensian

    11. 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 that I do not observe the Christmas holiday and can sometimes feel overwhelmed by its presence during the last six weeks of the year, I felt that it was better for me to read Dickens classic early so I could keep an op [...]

    12. 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.

    13. 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 BookI honestly don t recall how I stumbled upon this book, perhaps by watching one of the movie versions as the first foray Sacrilegious, I know But once you see it on a TV screen, the story compels you to want to read it And wh [...]

    14. 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 a few places where Dickens goes off on tangential lines of thought that I thought would have been better left out but you know, it s actually amazing and touching, the influence this classic novella has had on our culture I h [...]

    15. 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 PlotIt is a simple tale of how a normal man turns cold hearted and mean and how, when confronted with memories of his past and the possible outcomes of his actions and inactions, he is redeemed by making positive changes to his life and thus that of others.Typical V [...]

    16. 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 emblems that could ve been used to enhance this poorly conceived design However, if all the budget available went to the translator, it was a good decision as it was beautifully done and, in the end, it s all that rea [...]

    17. 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 watch the films it s usually in a social situation This week I found myself with a few extra hours and finally read the novella Wow I m very glad I did Here are some thoughts I can see why it s so frequently adapted and has stood the [...]

    18. 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 It s still enchanting aaaaand I really love this story That is all.

    19. Amazing A classic for a reason 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, filled with classic lines that are so well known it s a pleasure to read them because they are so familiar and true.And, once again, it s short No trouble to get through Merry Christmas gocomics bliss 2015 12 252017 Carmen checking in Re [...]

    20. 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 you have no clue what it is about and I spoil it for you, consider it to be my punishment for living under a rock all this time Sorry, there is something irresistible about the Grumpy Cat in Christmas settings and this [...]

    21. 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, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner Hard and sharp as flint And even the phrase Merry Christmas only became popular following the appearance of this novella.A Christmas Carol is one of Dickens most enduring and well lov [...]

    22. 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 everyone knows the story in broad strokes Ebenezer Scrooge, a disgusting narrow shouldered old misanthrope and life denying penny pincher the avatar of Shylock, Volpone, Harpagon and many literary misers is about to spend [...]

    23. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens 1974 1334 100 19 1375 64 9646003141 1392 9789646742512 57 1376 83 1376 32 9646225144 1378 174 9644365720 1392 1381 111 964305201 1334 100

    24. Possibly the best Christmas book EVER Not only the greatest story since the original you know, the one in the New Testament , but combined with P.J Lynch s magnificent illustrations, this book is a gift you can open year after year Reread 2012 I had a sudden revelation this morning as I finished this book It s not just the greatest Christmas book ever, but I have realized that it is probably in my Top Ten of All Time Such a beautiful work If anything can be a favorite part, it s the Fezziwig Chr [...]

    25. By God, Dickens just got me into a Christmas spirit I m so glad I finally read this classic It s an excellent tale of redemption and joy.If you have been living under a rock all these years and have not read this yet, what are you waiting for Don t be like Scrooge It s only 162 pages of pure unadulterated Christmas joy Bah humbug

    26. Whenever I read any of Charles Dickens works, I always think that what a great man he had been His way of creating plots which are soo relatable yet powerful always makes me to read of his works.As far as this book concerns, it is marvellous I kid you not when I say this book will definitely make you feel something At least I felt A lot Of course, it s Charles Dickens we are talking about I have read many of his short stories But never read a book This was my first read of his books And definit [...]

    27. 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 detail there, deserves great attention, and my good intention will be to read Dickens in the time to come A delightful book, a very talented writer, so long ago A magical story, famous for its moral and advice in life , captu [...]

    28. A short classic, during the holidays, well why not The only problem I had with the book was that I had to really concentrate on the writing I didn t have to drag along like I used to when I read books like this but I don t think I could enjoy the book as much because I was confused at what Dickens was trying to say some times With all the semicolons and commas sentences are very long and it was difficult for me to keep up I ll say that I didn t feel smart all the time I also couldn t fully under [...]

    29. Whether we have read the book or not I think we all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his overnight conversion from miser to philanthropist The most amazing thing is that a novella written so long ago still has such an effect on us each year at Christmas time.I love Dickens and always have ever since I was introduced to him at school by way of David Copperfield and Great Expectations A Christmas Carol is one of his easier reads but it is still full of his wonderful way with language No one [...]

    30. Okay I will say it If there was ever a book that should be made a compulsory than its this It is from now on, my most favorite book the numero uno, and I bet it shall be all my life I have seen several media adoptions and parodies and had also read a dramatic adoption back in my school so I thought it would be slightly boring However, it was enchanting You could read the book and know its strength is in than the unique plot of ghosts The narration is beautiful and pleasantly humorous Dickens ma [...]

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