A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol is the story of the mean and pusillanimous Ebenezer Scrooge, whose mind gets blown after he's visited by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Inspired by the ghastly conditions in which the poorest children of London lived and worked, Dickens wanted to do something to change the situation, but was at odds about how to help matters. He was going to write a pamphlet that was an appeal to reform, but after giving a speech to a charity in Manchester the plot for A Christmas Carol came to him, which he decided would deliver a more powerful message.
The transformation of Scrooge from the greedy, miserly, and cruel old man into the generous and saintly gentleman has been celebrated ever since A Carol came out, and it was adapted for the stage immediately. The legacy of the book is the phrases "Merry Christmas," "Bah! Humbug!" and the reference to somebody as a "Scrooge." Though his work did help to secularize Christmas in a lot of ways, it also perhaps had the intended effect of making people more generous...at least around Christmas time.
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April 07, 2013
Scrooge is a grumpy man, he should love Christmas in the first place :0
March 28, 2013
i love this book i am reading it again ❤📖
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February 09, 2013
Absolutely fantastic to be able to reread this beautiful story on an Ipad what would the author have thought?
January 30, 2013
I love this book so much it gave me chills
January 13, 2013
A delightful read. Short, great message, littered with Dickens' trademark humour.
January 06, 2013
THIS BOOK STINKS LIKE A STINK BUG AND THATS NOT ALL I'VE SEEN THE MOVIE AND THATS BETTER THEN THE BOOK.
December 30, 2012
A story not just about Christmas but about us as humans and how we choose to live our lives. Another deeply humanistic fable from the master story teller Dickens
December 29, 2012
I love classics like these .a great book to read to your children, a way to learn that your actions affect others. And its always possible to learn from mistakes.
December 24, 2012
Third time I've read this book over the years and I still cry at the end!
December 24, 2012
A great read for Christmas-eve!
December 12, 2012
Awesome I love this book
December 05, 2012
Wached the play
December 02, 2012
October 04, 2012
I have loved this story since I was 10!
October 02, 2012
Terrible i would not reconmend this book to no one
September 03, 2012
August 14, 2012
Can't beat charles dickens📖
August 11, 2012
so cool i love this book :)
August 06, 2012
One of the greatest stories ever told. I never get tired of seeing any movie version of this book, but they don't come near the original. Marvelous.
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May 10, 2012
It's ok not da best ya fuckers :D
May 02, 2012
The best book
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April 07, 2012
Ii like this book
February 07, 2012
I think that the book is a good scary story it is a very good book
January 13, 2012
This is one of my favorite books!
December 25, 2011
I was in a play for it I was the ghost of Christmas present then I started reading it and I'm loving it
December 22, 2011
Theres not much more to be said of this familiar tale that has not been said before. It is an absolute classic, an enjoyable read, and a quick one at that.
December 17, 2011
Owen Paul Barton
November 13, 2011