A Christmas Carol Author:Charles Dickens Dickens's fable, a popular Christmas book ever since its first publication in December 1843, tells of how on one Christmas eve, the mean old man Scrooge is shown the folly of his ways by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and by the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley.
I've done a staged reading of this book so many times that it was nice to just sit down and read it. I love this classic tale. It's the only Dickens I've actually been able to make it through thus far. Dickens may be overly word (in my opinion) but I can't get enough of this story. I may have to make it a tradition to read it every holiday season.
I read this every year and every year I love it more and more. We all know the story, of course (if you don't know it, you must be living under a rock!), but to read the real Dickens version is a true experience. His use of detail and vivid imagery is brilliant, and you really see Scrooge's change as he experiences his past, present, and future. A Christmas delight!