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A Christmas Carol: The holiday classic, gently abridged for today's readers

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A Christmas Carol: The holiday classic, gently abridged for today's readers - Kornbluth, Jesse (Editor), and Dickens, Charles
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A few years ago, just before Christmas, I started to read "A Christmas Carol" to our young daughter. "I'm bored," she cried, after five minutes, so I stopped. I wasn't mad at her. She was right --- "A Christmas Carol," which I loved all those years ago, wasn't fun for today's kids to listen to. The problem is time. Charles Dickens wrote the story in 1843, and viewed from the distance of almost two centuries, his language is dense and over-wrought. Do you need long descriptions of Victorian London? I don't think so --- you ...

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A Christmas Carol: The holiday classic, gently abridged for today's readers 2013, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781494354244

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