A Christmas Carol

Part of DK Classics

Read by Andy Sacs
Audiobook Download
On sale Dec 22, 2020 | 1 Hour and 6 Minutes | 978-0-7440-2402-9
A Christmas Carol is an essential part of Christmas for families everywhere. Since the book's publication in 1843, the story of miserly Scrooge's change of heart after the visit of three spirits has been encountered by children in innumerable books plays movies and cartoons based on Dickens's ghost story.

This audiobook edition introduces children to the powerful words of the original text in an adaptation based on the one Dickens made for his public readings. Andy Sacs narration bring the classic story to life. Hundreds of facts explore Dickens's London; the wealth and poverty, and Christmas customs and ideals then and now.

Dickens's marvellous words and their fascinating context are brought together to inspire a new generation with Dickens's message - that we can and we should change ourselves and our world for the better. Ebenezer Scrooge and all the well-known characters from Dickens' A Christmas Carol are brought to life in this tantalising audiobook.

© 1911; 2000 Charles Dickens; Shona McKellar © 2000 DK Audio
Charles Dickens was born in a little house in Landport, Portsea, England, on February 7, 1812. The second of eight children, he grew up in a family frequently beset by financial insecurity. When the family fortunes improved, Charles went back to school, after which he became an office boy, a freelance reporter, and finally an author. With Pickwick Papers (1836–37) he achieved immediate fame. In a few years he was easily the most popular and respected writer of his time. It has been estimated that one out of every ten persons in Victorian England was a Dickens reader. Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838–39), and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41) were huge successes. Martin Chuzzlewit (1843–44) was less so, but Dickens followed it with his unforgettable, A Christmas Carol (1843), Bleak House (1852–53), Hard Times (1854), and Little Dorrit (1855–57), which reveal his deepening concern for the injustices of British society. A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860–61), and Our Mutual Friend (1864–65) complete his major works. View titles by Charles Dickens

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A Christmas Carol is an essential part of Christmas for families everywhere. Since the book's publication in 1843, the story of miserly Scrooge's change of heart after the visit of three spirits has been encountered by children in innumerable books plays movies and cartoons based on Dickens's ghost story.

This audiobook edition introduces children to the powerful words of the original text in an adaptation based on the one Dickens made for his public readings. Andy Sacs narration bring the classic story to life. Hundreds of facts explore Dickens's London; the wealth and poverty, and Christmas customs and ideals then and now.

Dickens's marvellous words and their fascinating context are brought together to inspire a new generation with Dickens's message - that we can and we should change ourselves and our world for the better. Ebenezer Scrooge and all the well-known characters from Dickens' A Christmas Carol are brought to life in this tantalising audiobook.

© 1911; 2000 Charles Dickens; Shona McKellar © 2000 DK Audio

Author

Charles Dickens was born in a little house in Landport, Portsea, England, on February 7, 1812. The second of eight children, he grew up in a family frequently beset by financial insecurity. When the family fortunes improved, Charles went back to school, after which he became an office boy, a freelance reporter, and finally an author. With Pickwick Papers (1836–37) he achieved immediate fame. In a few years he was easily the most popular and respected writer of his time. It has been estimated that one out of every ten persons in Victorian England was a Dickens reader. Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838–39), and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41) were huge successes. Martin Chuzzlewit (1843–44) was less so, but Dickens followed it with his unforgettable, A Christmas Carol (1843), Bleak House (1852–53), Hard Times (1854), and Little Dorrit (1855–57), which reveal his deepening concern for the injustices of British society. A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860–61), and Our Mutual Friend (1864–65) complete his major works. View titles by Charles Dickens

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