A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
“I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,” said the Spirit. “Look upon me!”
The holiday season brings the chance to give, and what better gift is there than one of the most beloved stories in the English language? This year, we at Atria Books are offering a free ebook edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perfect companion for a cozy night by the fire.
Since its publication in 1843, A Christmas Carol and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge have become literary classics. Illuminated with practical scholarship and questions for discussion, this edition makes a charming package that includes the facts behind the fiction, as well as the pure joy and magic of this timeless tale about the true meaning of Christmas.
A Christmas Carol is a story that I felt I knew a lot about since I grew up watching 1001 adaptions through out my life so I was really excited to see what differed from the original tale and what I remembered as a kid.
I’ve never read a Dicken’s before but I did find that I liked his writing. Which makes me feel really good about reading more of his books in the future. Anyways, A Christmas Carol has been in publication since 1843 and I can totally see why its stood against the test of time. Scrooge and his counter parts are still great characters to read today. I read A Christmas Carol takes place on Christmas Eve so I read this book on Christmas Eve as well.
I have heard a lot of people read this book every year around Christmas and I can totally see why. I love Christmas time and I love how festive everyone is during this time. A lot of great points are driven in this novel including greed and money’s worth. Scrooge had all the money one man could ever need and still wasn’t happy. Even though the the book is short there was so much packed in here and I feel like I would love to reread this next Christmas to see what i take from it then as well.
To round out my experience with this book I decided to watch a few adaptions of the book. Starting with some Disney version since they were my first taste of Mr. Dicken’s work. And I totally missed so much watching it the first time and it was so awesome seeing what I took out of the movies this year versus the original time I watched them. I’m hoping to watch a few of them again next year and totally recommend watching some adaptions to round out the reading experience.
This book was read for the Classic Club Challenge !