A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
Literature
Aug 7, 2018
You know the story of this quintessential holiday tale, but have you ever read it? So many times has the tale been told—in numerous stage and screen adaptations—that we are apt to take the power of its invention for granted. Yet no retelling comes close to capturing the humor and human sympathy, the delicious spookiness and ultimate good cheer of Dickens’s original narrative. All of the author’s famous gifts are on display in this cheering fable of a miser’s Christmas Eve metamorphosis from misanthrope to man of good will, including his talent for deft characterization (in the figure, for instance, of Scrooge’s clerk, the put-upon but ever hopeful Bob Cratchit); for poignant sentiment (in the figure of Cratchit’s lame son, Tiny Tim); and for ingenious monikers (was any curmudgeon ever more aptly named than Ebenezer Scrooge?).
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Oct 28, 2018
If you don't love A Christmas Carol you're a SCROOGE!
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Mar 18, 2019
Truly, one of the most cathartic stories of the pain neglect, betrayal, resentment, regret, and its release, every written.
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Mar 26, 2019
Fantastic Christmas story
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Mar 27, 2019
Through this novel, Dickens reinvented how the western world celebrates Christmas. This is definitely a wonderful novel worth reading.
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Mar 28, 2019
My absolute favorite Christmas book....well other than the Christmas story in the Bible.
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May 18, 2019
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Jun 25, 2019
A wonderful morality tale
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A Christmas favorite.
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Jan 27
Delightful and poignant. Dickens has fun with his prose, forcing a smile to the reader's face at times, then moving to social commentary on the human condition in turns.
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Apr 15
More than a page-turner and a morality tale, A CHRISTMAS CAROL contributed to major social change as a rebuke of the cruelties of the industrial revolution. And, for better or worse, it domesticated Christmas celebrations which had been ribald revelry into the family-oriented holiday we know today
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