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    DescriptionEbenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future.


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    Title
    A Christmas Carol
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Dickens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486268651
    ISBN 10: 0486268659
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 823.8
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: HL010
    Ingram Theme: HOLD/XMAS
    Libri: I-CKLC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.8
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CKLC
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR4572.C68
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PR4572 .C68 1991
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    07 October 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review text
    This simplified version of the classic is a straightforward piece of work, sticking to the grand elements of the storyline: The miserly Scrooge gets his Christmas Eve comeuppance from Marley and the three ghosts, sees the folly of his parsimonious ways, and becomes a changed man. Great hunks of the original have been left on the cutting room floor, naturally enough, but what is left feels too much like a pastiche: scenic views without the travel in between. Heyer's crisp acrylics are accomplished and often stunning, though there are odd moments when the artwork isn't in step with the text (why aren't Marley's glasses up on his ghostly forehead?) and other times when it simply fails to convey the story's spirit, such as the dance scene with the Ghost of Christmas Past. This retelling will be most successful if it spurs readers on to the original. (Kirkus Reviews)