free read ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Charles DickensReak your heart plift your soul and make you believe in the power of humanity and the human spirit For it is good to be children
and never than at Christmas A timeless classic One of my favourite books of all time It s a beautiful reminder of the spirit of Christmas what the holiday represents and how we can be kind and mindful of our actions How many times have I seen a version of A Christmas Carol Probably too many times to count but I can try A stage version at least half a dozen times The Disney version with Scrooge McDuck The Disney version with Jim Carrey A Muppet Christmas Carol Scrooged with Bill Murraysometimes and never
Probably that I am forgettingFinally I have *Taken It Upon Myself Tothat I am forgettingFinally I have *Taken It Upon Myself To The *it pon myself to read the material Did I like it Two words BAH HUMBUGIn Dickens ese that means I did I have enjoyed pretty much every adaptation I have seen and in general they seem very close to the original story So I have no complaintsOne thing you will find with the book is that each ghost has one or two scenes that they show Scrooge It seems like adapters of the book have generally agreed on which stories to leave out as I don t think I was familiar with any of the new talesDo you love Christmas stories Classics Adaptations of this story I am not saying you should read this I am saying you pretty much have to A Christmas Carol Charles DickensA Christmas Carol in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas commonly known as A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens first published in London by Chapman Hall in 1843 A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past Present and Yet to Come 1974 1334 100 19 1375 64 9646003141 1392 1394 9789646742512 57 1375 1376 83 1376 32 9646225144 1378 174 9644365720 1392 1397 148 9789640816318 1375 111 1381 93 964305201 Update on December 24 2020 I listened to this on audio this time around something a bit different for me I enjoyed the narration ite a lot but there s nothing that beats reading Dickens in print This story never fails to cheer inspire and give me pause to reflect on those things that I hold most dear in my life Here s to a 2021 that will hopefully shine much brighter than 2020Original review 2016When I think of Christmas and all those things that make Christmas so special A Christmas Carol immediately comes to mind right along with family friends beautiful Christmas trees Mom s anise cut out cookies brilliant holiday light displays gently falling snow festive instrumental and choral concerts iet reflective moments and angel trees A Christmas Carol truly is a timele. Ss partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past Present and Yet to Come The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas. What a fantastic story How terrible it was to be *poor in the Victorian Era Dickens was a humanitarian and saw first hand the poverty in the streets of London *in the Victorian Era Dickens was a humanitarian and saw first hand the poverty in the streets of London starving rchins trying to steal an apple or a handkerchief The void between the rich and the poor This story like Oliver Twist in my opinion is a masterpieceThe musicals are just brilliant Christmas is coming we know its nearEvenings are darker the cold weather is hereWill there be snow The sky is whiteOr have they been Chem Trailing All through the nightCorporations love it Consume buy consume buyTemptation pretty colours prices way too highWe know we can t afford it so credit cards we Portraits Et Notices Historiques useWhen ones child is surrounded by all these things how could one refuseMore and credit people just don t seeIt s all a lure to take your hard earned moneyThe bank is in the red cards no credit leftSpending money we have not got it is all akin to theftWhen the party is over it is a New YearReality hits home and many are filled with fearAll the booze has gone the cakes and turkey tooEverything purchased has beensed or consumedNot a pot to piss in just a huge vacuumHung over depressed lots of work to do back to the mundaneWas it ever worth it We all must be insaneNot the CEO s though happy they areTheir bank accounts are bursting and probably have a new expensive carThe rest of s sadly continue as beforeA working persons life is really a choreUp early commute and work all bloody dayObey a boss yes sir no sir everything is OKRepeat it day in day out for a pittance of payRepetition repetition its like Ground Hog DayWe pay our taxes National Insurance too WhyYet when we need benefits or an operation no matter how we tryWe never tick their boxes computer says noOne is talking to a human but they never showAny compassion empathy or emotion no semblance of careThey are only doing their job and the box has no tick in thereOne does not tick the box one has no chanceNo matter whatsoever one s circumstanceComputer says no the Beast see s no prof We can look at this one of two ways either I m a bit late to do a Christmas Book Haul video or I m hella early for next yearClick the link to see what other books arrived via the polar express I ve written a review on this book before You know back when I wrote mostly proper reviews It
was a good one for once ita good one for once but it so there 5 Stars Mel A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensIt s a very heartwarming story and will remind one to have a giving and loving spirit Loved this story The tale is as delightful as its messages are Found the messages so touching I have gotten so much empathy toward the characters that ll be hard to describe It ll A Christmas Carol in Prose met with instant success and critical acclaim A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former busine. Ss classic and a beloved tradition whether you see the movie or read the book The blessing of this treasure is that you don t have to celebrate Christmas to enjoy and appreciate this novella The message is there for anyone that celebrates life and family and giving to others those who want to examine their life and make the
most of it and share it with others Further it s a winner all the way around aside fromof it and share it with others Further it s a winner all the way around aside from powerful message we are also rewarded with a wonderfully written and atmospheric story So if you have a morsel of time you can spare in the next couple of days treat yourself to a well deserved break and grab a copy of this book As you journey into those Christmases of Past Present and Future with Ebenezer Scrooge your heart will feel lighter and your spirit revived as you hopefully gear p for not simply the chaos of the holidays but also the gifts of love fellowship and gratitude I wish for joy and peace for each and every one of you this holiday season and the coming year I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year I will live in the Past the Present and the Future It has been a decade since I last read this classic so I decided to look at it again taking note of what I have forgotten or imperfectly remembered and also garnering any new insights my older and I hope wiser self could now find within itBut first I decided to do a little research and discovered the great irony Histoire De Notre Seigneur J Sus Christ underlying the book s creation how this tale that warns against miserliness was born because of Dickens acute need for money and how its publication resulted in a dispute about the distribution of profits Dickens was already famous in 1843 but the sales of the recent installments of Martin Chuzzlewit were less than half of what he had received for the individual numbers of his previous novels His publishers Chapman and Hall were so alarmed that they invoked a clause in Dickens contract which demanded t I read this every year at Christmas and I always will do Simply because of the atmosphere it evokes This story is Christmas as far as I m concerned It wouldn t be the same without it It is perfectly festive and is also appropriately didactic It is an allegory for what happens to those that arennecessarily bitter and twisted refusing to take part *in a joyful occasion It is a glimpse at what could happen to someone who rejects their family pon trivial *a joyful occasion It is a glimpse at what could happen to someone who rejects their family pon trivial and let s themselves be set apart It is also a suggestion that one shouldn t be so concerned with money Money isn t everything it certainly didn t buy ol Scrooge happiness But Christmas did and will do so again You can connect with me on social media via My Linktree. Trees Carol singing took a new lease of life during this time Dickens sources for the tale appear to be many and varied but are principally the humiliating experiences of his childhood his sympathy for the poor and various Christmas stories and fairy tal.