by Charles Dickens
One of the best-loved and most quoted stories of “the man who invented Christmas”—English writer Charles Dickens—A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since.
Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like...and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!
Ah Christmas. How I love your magical...ness. We all get warm and fuzzy feelings when we see Christmas approaching. Well, that is all, but Ebeneezer Scrooge. The old miser is grumpy and mean. Hates Christmas, hates people, and generally hates life. It is only on Christmas Eve, that he comes in contact with some very interesting spirits and ghosts, that his life will change forever.
We all know of the inspirational story of Scrooge learning about the magic and wonder of Christmas, that even if you haven't read this book you probably know the full story. So then, why should you pick up this classic and read it? Since you already know the story, why spend the time reading it? I'll tell you why I think this is an essential read.
1. It's a classic. And we all know, classics are classics for a reason. This story is one especially because of the unique story and idea. Who ever heard of three spirits visiting a cranky old man? Not me! Charles Dickens is a mastermind to come up with this special story.
2. Movies leave out a LOT information in the book. Yes for the most part you know the characters, the plot, but the book adds so much depth to the story, it almost had me in tears several times.
3. The writing. It was incredible. While I was reading, sometimes I stopped and read a line or two to my mother or father. Talk about good writing! It was unique, descriptive and almost poetical. Very, very good.
This book is such an essential. Even though it may not capture your heart, or make it to your favorite books list, its such a wonderful tale. About love, friendship, charity, happiness, and support. I really, really recommend this book. And it's so short, that you can drink some hot cocoa and read it in one sitting!
Merry Christmas, and God bless us, every one. :)
Miss Book Reader