Book cover - A Christmas Carol - Author Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Author Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 2011-11-23
  • Genre: Classics
Our score: 4.5
From 1,370 Ratings

A Christmas Carol Summary

A Christmas Carol - This Top Five Classics edition of Dickens’s immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, includes the original color illustrations by John Leech, as well as another 20 woodcut engravings by Sol Eytinge Jr. from the 1869 American edition by Ticknor & Fields. Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication. Includes a short introduction and bio.

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old curmudgeon who spurns Christmas as a “humbug,” is given the chance to redeem himself through the intervention of four Spirits on Christmas Eve. If reading Dickens’s most beloved story doesn't put you in the true spirit of Christmas, you may be beyond hope.

As Scrooge’s nephew Fred said, “I have always thought of Christmas time…as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

Or as Tiny Tim put it more succinctly, “God bless us every one!”

A Christmas Carol Review

  • Excellent Read!

    By Slugfighter
    Was totally worth the read, and was an excellent book overall!
  • A Christmas Carol Review

    By Sofia❣️🌸
    It was a very pleasant book. I enjoyed it very much. It is great to read for Christmas. I enjoyed it very much at that time I recommend it very much.
  • Excellent

    By caleon01
    My favorite edition of this story, with original illustrations and beautiful formatting. I read it each holiday season. Enjoy!
  • Great

    By Scroogereeader
    Good book
  • A Christmas carol

    By Greatgus34
    What an amazing ,enchanting book,I regret not reading this classic sooner.I now know why this story has stood the test of time, and is such a cherished classic.I loved it from start to finish.
  • Junior b jones

    By South Effingham middle school
    I just love the book it is a good book to read for children and kids to read and teens to read it is a good it to read to people or to your self
  • A Christmas Carol

    By asilentfilm
    A marvelous story underscoring the true nature of humanity
  • Christmas carol

    By Ang in NY
    Love Christmas stories and this one has a lot of meaning if read and pondered great book
  • Very good book.

    By Bookbed
    It is one of the best books I have ever read. Teaches you a very important lesson. Charles dickens one of the best authors in history! We should honor Christmas in our hearts all year long not just Christmas day. I recommend this book to everyone!
  • Good to read

    By KATIE ;P
    Very fun to read a little hard to under stand at times but over all a very good book