A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens

Monday 31 December 2007
by  Jordan C
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A book that will make you wish it was Christmas. Charles Dickens’ wonderous style is not always brought to justice with cheap televised films. This is an amazingly festive book that will bring the warm Christmas spirit into the coldest of hearts. If you like to judge a book by its opening sentence try this one on for size :

"Marley was dead : to begin with."

An easy read with interesting vocabulary, but perfect for a bedtime read.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumpy old businessman who is visited one cold, dark and lonely Chrismas Eve by a Mister Jacob Marley who, by the way, is quite dead and has been for quite some time. Marley is the first of four ghosts to visit him that cold night.

We are transported with Ebenezer Scrooge through the past, present and the time of things to come ; unbelievable events which are to change Scrooges’ life for ever...

This classic is by far one of my favourite stories of all time, as it is quite simply wonderful. It is as readable as it is enjoyable and that’s how it was, is and always will be.


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Monday 7 January 2008 agrave 12h22, by  (^°^)

The adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present, Past and Yet to Come are retranscripted in their original form offering a pleasant read. The touching stories of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim have captivated generations and yet again I was enchanted by the simplicity of the story and its amazing beauty. These stories are old and past but they still show how an old miser, a poor boy and a young man all end up putting away their differences and spending their best Christmas ever!! Charles Dickens delivers a great story, although with long and tiring descriptions sometimes altering the tale. This renewed version of A Christmas Carol offers beautiful engravings from the old 1843 version designed by the author himself, giving a great enlightenment to the novel. This tale of a hundred Christmases is the best known and loved Christmas story ever.

Killian