A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol Cover

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens; Jonathan Winters (Performed by); Mimi Kennedy (Performed by)

Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781598875324, 1pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2007

The enchanting NPR holiday favorite is finally on CD.
"Old Marley was as dead as a doornail" and so, nearly, was Christmas itself when Charles Dickens published "A Christmas Carol" in 1843. Most traditions had been forgotten, and few if any employees got time off to celebrate. Dickens' story captured the imagination of a generation and transformed December 25 into a major holiday.
For many National Public Radio listeners, it just wouldn't be Christmas without hearing Jonathan Winters perform "A Christmas Carol." The master comedian brilliantly re-creates Dickens' cast of colorful characters: Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley's spirit, and the three Christmas ghosts, Past, Present, and Future. His distinctive and charming reading uses a special version of the story prepared by Dickens for his own performances. The liner notes are by Winters, who clearly revels in the story's language and message: "Merry Christmas, every one

About the Author
Arguably one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens is the author of such literary masterpieces as A Tale of Two Cities (1859), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), and The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1839), among many others. Dickens' s indelible characters and timeless stories continue to resonate with readers around the world more than 130 years after his death. Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.

Performer JONATHAN WINTERS began his career as a standup-comic and radio personality before moving to television and films. The late talk show icon Jack Paar dubbed him "Pound for pound... the funniest man on earth." The comedian was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 1999. He has multiple Grammy(R) nominations and one win.

Actor and director MIMI KENNEDY is known to many as Dharma's mother in the television series "Dharma and Greg". She also appeared in the Broadway and road companies of the show "Hair". Mimi Kennedy got her start in theater with the Rochester Community Players, appearing in Agatha Christie's "Spider Web" when she was 12 years old.