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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Truly, one of the most cathartic stories of the pain neglect, betrayal, resentment, regret, and its release, every written.
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Fantastic Christmas story
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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
My absolute favorite Christmas book....well other than the Christmas story in the Bible.
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Jun 25
A wonderful morality tale
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