A Christmas Carol
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the reader fully appreciate the beauty and humor of Dickens’s work. In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world’s most... show more
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the reader fully appreciate the beauty and humor of Dickens’s work. In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world’s most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism.
Publish date: January 1st 2012
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
Series: Christmas Books (#1)
I love this story so much that I revisit it every year at the start of the holiday season. I love everything about it, from the characters to the story to the writing style. Dickens writes with sly humor, but there is no mistaking the gravity of his argument about the spirit of Christmas and those w...
I watched and read many adaptations of this short novel but never read the original. The story was OK but the language used by Dickens is just as inaccessible as it was ten years ago.
A classic Christmas story, beautifully narrated by the wonderful Tim Curry.
Although this is THE christmas classic, I just now got around to read it for the first time and I absolutely love it! Scrooge and his epic “Bah, humbug!” is an amazing character, way better than his depiction in any movie adaptation I have seen (whereas my favourite one is the TV adaption from 1984)...
by Charles Dickens What can anyone say about a Dickens Classic? This story has stood the test of time for good reason. Some of Dickens' stories can be overly wordy and full of too many characters and get confusing, but this one is straight forward and tells the story in a clear, linear fashion l...