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In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world’s most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism. Charles John Huffam Dickens pen-name "Boz", was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of memorable characters and his powerful social sensibilities. Yet he has also received criticism from writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf, who list sentimentality, implausible occurrence and grotesque characters as faults in his oeuvre. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that none have ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, which was the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories would be eagerly anticipated by the reading public. Source: Wikipedia
Published on June 1, 1970 by Collier Macmillan Ltd
ISBN-10: 0027303004
ISBN-13: 9780027303001
17 Book Reviews
  • bsc
    bscabout 1 year55 stars
    All Ebenezer Scrooge cares about is money. He works his employees to the brink and doesn't give a thought on it. Christmas time is even worse for Scrooge. Ba humbug, he says to anything happy. No carols, no turkey, and NO Christmas! But that all changes on the night of Christmas Eve; when he is visited by three Christmas ghosts. The ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, and the ghost of Christmas future. These ghosts give Scrooge a deadly warning: Scrooge better change his cruel ways or the end is near for him. Can the grumpy, cranky old Scrooge change for good? Happy reading!
    • ghost_dk_diemx
      ghost_dk_diemxabout 2 years55 stars
      This book was out of this world! It's an old time classic but it's so good! The lessons it teaches are so well read and the story is just over all warm hearted and enjoyable. This review is cut very short because I don't want to spoil it do I?
      • LilySiennaover 2 years
        This is a book revealed pasts a many futures. A regimented man Ebeneezer Scrooge absolutely hates Christmas. I could say hate a million times but I will write it 2 HATE,HATE Christmas. His love for it is like a ghastly piece of distant memory. Reading this book will make you think who you truly are and you past. Ebeneezer world was turned from his frown to happiness. His life turned upside down will you have the same story and live to tell this tale.
        • Royover 4 years
          I love it!
          • sanu
            sanuover 6 years
            Nice holiday😒
            • bigmelo
              bigmeloover 8 years55 stars
              A Christmas Carol faithfully explains the true meaning of Christmas, down to the last page. Ebenezer Scrooge, an old humbug, is visited by the three ghosts of Christmas: The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, & Yet To Come. In these astonishingly startling visits, he is reminded of how sins like greed & fortune can really ruin your Holiday. If you flip page after page within this impressively portrayed classic, simply remember the wise words of Tiny Tim...God Bless Us, Everyone!
              • braydencreekside
                braydencreeksidealmost 9 years
                We read this book in class and I really liked it!
                • ririhere555
                  ririhere555about 9 years55 stars
                  i love this book
                  • rainbowunicorn
                    rainbowunicornabout 9 years
                    I saw the play and the movie, it would be fun to read.
                    • braydencreekside
                      braydencreeksideabout 9 years
                      I am still reading this book.