A Christmas Carol Author:Charles Dickens What is this little story exactly? Is it a ghost story? A fairy story? An allegory? A parable? A ecafable? A dream vision? A social document? A melodrama? It is all of these things but that misses the essential point. — Because the story is so essentially an intensely human, it comes across the years today as if through a time warp . . . May you,... more » in reading this lovely edition of the book, find laughter in your own heart and spread it abundantly around you.