Ever since the first publication of
A Christmas Carol in 1843, the tale of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge, humble Bob Cratchit, and beloved Tiny Tim has had a special place in the Christmas tradition. Now, Sir John Gielgud's dramatic reading of an abridgment of this holiday classic brings Dickens' memorable characters to life. His portrayal of Scrooge's transformation shows us the nature of true charity, the power of tenderness, and the wisdom of innocence. This recording of
A Christmas Carol is sure to become part of your own holiday traditions.
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Far and away, Gielgud is the best Scrooge
I never tire of Sir John Gielgud's reading voice and in this Dickens' classic he does not disappoint. His effortless rendition sounds as though he was born and raised in the Victorian Age, so familiar is that diction to this consummate actor. So much of the recitation of the classics is mediocrity. But Gielgud's rendition of A Christmas Carol will make the story new for you. Charles Dickens performed child labor in his youth and opposed the philosphers of predatory capitalism (Bentham, Ricardo, Malthus) as represented in the character of Ebeneezer Scrooge. More than economics however, "A Christmas Carol" is a vote for personal change and redemption. Thackeray called it a "kindness to the reader." Be kind to yourself. Hear John Gielgud at the top of his powers in this fine story.