A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, Hardback

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings Hardback

Part of the Penguin Clothbound Classics series

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Part of "Penguin's" beautiful hardback "Clothbound Classics" series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

After reading "Christmas Carol", the notoriously reculsive Thomas Carlyle was "seized with a perfect convulsion of hospitality" and threw not one but two Christmas dinner parties.

The impact of the story may not always have been so dramatic but, along with Dickens other Christmas writings, it has had a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and about the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780141195858



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 “But I am sure 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.”That line from Scrooge’s nephew perfectly explains why A Christmas Carol is such a powerful story year after year. It is a reminder of all of the wonderful things the Christmas season holds. It's a reminder to value the people that are truly important in your life and to hold them close to you throughout the year.Dickens paints such a vivid picture of Scrooge’s past, present and future that we can’t help imagine what our own ghosts would show us. I think the reason that generations of people continue to return to this story is because we all want to believe that we can have a second chance. We want to believe that a person can redeem themselves. I know this is a tale I will always re-read.

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This rating is for the story "A Christmas Carol" only. I read the other stories, but would only give them 3 or 2 stars.

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