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The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol in Prose (The Annotated Books)

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Charles Dickens

For many people in the 21st century, Dickens's A Christmas Carol has come to define what "keeping Christmas" should look like. And according to Michael Patrick Hearn's superb introduction to this annotated edition of Dickens's beloved classic, that was … see full wiki

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Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
2 reviews about The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas...
review by . December 15, 2005
If you're like me and you had never read A Christmas Carol before, this is the one to read. If you're unlike me and you've read it 1 to 100 times before, I recommend reading this one and digging deeply into all the extra information provided. With all the archaic phrases and slang comments regarding things like locations in London, I'm uncertain how Americans over the years have truly felt as if they understood all the dialogue contained herein without the benefit of annotation.    I …
review by . December 31, 2003
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is as much a part of this holiday season as "It's a Wonderful Life" and this reissue of the 1976 edition, the perfect gift for traditionalists who love booklore, literary trivia and anecdotes. The Annotated Christmas Carol is that wonderful blend of hope, poverty, ghosts and folklore that illustrates the theme of greed vs. generosity in the Victorian era.Who can fail to appreciate the qualities of this reissue, the stories behind the story, the people and places …
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