Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, in a full cast dramatization, on CD for the first time!
As much a part of Christmas as mistletoe, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol warms the heart of listeners with its tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.
This enchanting, full-cast recording brings Dickens' London to life on a Christmas Eve when Mr. Scrooge, who loves money more than people, is visited by his old, dead business partner Marley and three Ghosts who show him Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come.
Through the fine characterizations of acclaimed actors led by Sir Ralph Richardson and Paul Scofield, Scrooge's journey through his life and the lives of those around him charms and delights the listener as he, and they, learn the true meaning of Christmas.
About the Author
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of England's greatest writers. Best known for his classic serialized novels, such as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations, Dickens wrote about the London he lived in, the conditions of the poor, and the growing tensions between the classes. He achieved critical and popular international success in his lifetime and was honored with burial in Westminster Abbey.
Date of Birth:February 7, 1812
Date of Death:June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington