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Christmas Carol, a (1843) [Novel]
by Charles Dickens Rating: Weighted - 7.6 / Average - 7.6 of 10 (52 votes) (Rate!)
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G.K. Chesterton wrote that Charles Dickens's "greatest work may yet prove to be the perpetuation of the joyful mystery of Christmas." A Christmas Carol is one of Dickens's best works and among the most widely read stories of all time. This popular tale created a universal figure: the unforgettable Scrooge, the inveterate miser who learns the meaning of love.

The heart of A Christmas Carol is Scrooge's relationship with his underpaid clerk, Bob Cratchit. Cratchit is exploited, but this does not turn the Cratchit family against Scrooge—and this Scrooge is unable to understand. Just as the name of Scrooge has grown to mean a "miser" (the word sounds a bit like "squeezing" or "grasping"), the word Cratchit sounds a bit like "crutch." The Cratchit's child, Tiny Tim, is a lame but loving soul, a lamb Scrooge must learn to comfort. Only then will the spirit of Christmas truly descend into the world.

Original title: A Christmas Carol in Prose
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts
FictionReligiousChristianitySeasonal And Holiday

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Christmas Books (1852) [Collection]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Bedside Book of Famous British Stories, the (1940) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Aldous Huxley , Rudyard Kipling , Charles Dickens , Daniel Defoe , Arthur Conan Doyle , E. M. Forster , James Joyce , D. H. Lawrence , Walter Scott , H. G. Wells , Oscar Wilde , William Butler Yeats , Rabindranath Tagore , John Galsworthy , James M. Barrie , Joseph Conrad , Lord Dunsany , Thomas Hardy , Algernon Blackwood , Robert Louis Stevenson , W. Somerset Maugham , Joseph Addison , Geoffrey Chaucer , Sir Thomas Malory , Oliver Goldsmith , George Moore , Liam O'Flaherty , James Stephens , William Makepeace Thackeray , G. K. Chesterton , John Buchan , Anthony Trollope , Evelyn Waugh , Henry Williamson , Katherine Mansfield , Arthur Quiller-Couch , Saki , P.G. Wodehouse , Thomas Burke , W. W. Jacobs , Michael Arlen , C.E. Montague , Eden Phillpotts , Hugh Walpole , John Masefield , Arthur Morrison , Elizabeth Gaskell , Max Beerbohm , Alfred Noyes , A. E. Coppard , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Arnold Bennett , W.H. Hudson , Samuel Lover , George Meredith , H.M. Tomlinson , William J. Locke , Stacy Aumonier , William Mudford , John Brown , Sheila Kaye-Smith , Roland Pertwee , Weston Martyr , Thomas Owen Beachcroft , R. Cunninghame Graham , Morley Roberts , Martin Ross , Leonard Merrick , Philip Gibbs , May Edginton , Francis Brett Young , Donn Byrne , L. A. G. Strong , Ralph Bates , Ian Maclaren
     Christmas Carol, a: With A Christmas Tree (2008) [Paired Work]
      Author: Charles Dickens

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Christmas Carol, a (1843)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

A Christmas Carol (September 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Puffin Classics
ISBN: 9780141324524
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7 x 0.5 in
Pages: 125

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A Christmas Carol (September 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781416534785
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.6 x 0.7 in
Pages: 152
Notes: Introduction and notes by Kathleen Helal

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A Christmas Carol (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 9781406311488
Dimensions: 7.8 x 9.4 x 1 in
Pages: 160

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A Christmas Carol (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780812504347
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.6 x 0.5
Pages: 116

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