Celebrate the spirit of the season with this complimentary edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol–the perfect companion for a cozy night by the fire. Includes an exclusive excerpt from Marley, Jon Clinch’s masterful reimagining of A Christmas Carol:
“In Marley, again Jon Clinch shows his genius, taking Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and turning it inside out, revealing its contemporary wonder, making the characters and actions of both Scrooge and Marley entirely modern, without losing a beat of Dickens’ Victorian music.” —Robert Goolrick, New York Times bestselling author of A Reliable Wife
“I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,” said the Spirit. “Look upon me!”
Since its publication in 1843, A Christmas Carol has become a cultural touchstone, imparting a message as relevant to our world today as it was in Dickens’ own Victorian age. As it tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve, the book reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. This timeless tale of transformation and redemption makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves great storytelling.
Helquist's vision of the classic story depicts a hawkish Scrooge (who's a cadaverous shade of green) against a backdrop of bustling Victorian streets, with pleasing touches of detail, humor and a few frightful strokes. When the clock strikes one, announcing the arrival of the first ghost, the moon hangs in an unholy green sky, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come stands in a tattered cloak, surrounded by eddying mists (but also draped with strings of Christmas lights). The eye-catching art makes a strong pairing to the accessible abridgment of Dickens's text. Ages 5 up.
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The True Meaning of Christmas
Truly the story that puts all in the spirit of Christmas and reminds us what Christmas is all about!
A new Christmas tradition!
As someone who enjoys watching Christmas movies a lot during December, I have always been a huge fan of more than one film version of A Christmas Carol, including the exciting 1999 made-for-TV remake starring Patrick Stewart as Scrooge. I also love the movies Ms. Scrooge, Ebbie, and A Diva’s Christmas Carol, three fun and sweet movies that offer modern twists on the story and usually feature a female Scrooge as the main character. I would definitely also recommend the 1988 classic Scrooged, a touching and hilarious classic starring Bill Murray. Because of my love for these films, I decided years ago that I would someday read Charles Dickens’ book to see if I like it. I loved it! I read a paperback edition, one I’m glad I bought from a thrift store, but I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Christmas stories, whether you like reading print books or digital books. It’s also pretty cool that there’s more than one faithful adaptation, but there are details in the book that makes it better than any movie, no surprise! One great detail is quite simply the writing itself. This might be a book that was written more than 100 years ago, but there’s a poetic feeling to Charles Dickens’ writing that makes this story absolutely beautiful! A great book that anyone should read to get into the jolly “ho-ho” spirit. Merry Christmas!🎄🎁
Wonderful Christmas Story
I really enjoyed this book. I’m not sure why I waited so long to read it. It puts me in the Christmas spirit. This book just puts you in the Christmas spirit. I definitely recommend it!