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Charles Dickens Classic Novel - A Christmas Carol: The Original 1843 Edition Kindle Edition - Now Free @ Amazon

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A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions, including carols, and newer customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. He was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, and was inspired following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged School, one of several establishments for London's street children. The treatment of the poor and the ability of a selfish man to redeem himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. There is discussion among academics as to whether this is a fully secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory.

Published on 19 December, the first edition sold out by Christmas Eve; by the end of 1844 thirteen editions had been released. Most critics reviewed the novella favourably. The story was illicitly copied in January 1844; Dickens took legal action against the publishers, who went bankrupt, further reducing Dickens's small profits from the publication. He went on to write four other Christmas stories in subsequent years. In 1849 he began public readings of the story, which proved so successful he undertook 127 further performances until 1870, the year of his death. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been translated into several languages; the story has been adapted many times for film, stage, opera and other media.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BNDHTMB9
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Global Publishers (29 Nov. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 923 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe

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    As the cover shows, a classic Santa story
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    The ghost of Christmas presents?
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    So Tiny Tim was an elf?
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    Yes Rudolph's mate
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    Thanks Boz..
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    Watch out. I just found out I had been paying 7.99 qyid a month since 2020 for Kindle books wheb I hadn't subscribed, or so I thought.
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    Thanks OP
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    Thanks for this
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    Amazing - draw me a cover for my book. Can I read it? No. You may not.
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    I hope it's prefaced by Gonzo and Rizzo...
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    Thanks
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