A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Re-read Dec 26, 2016.

The Reformed Writer

     In what is probably Charles Dickens’ best known work we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a rich old miser who loves money more than anything else. One Christmas Eve night he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits in hopes that he will not be doomed in death. Scrooge is taken on a journey through past, present, and future Christmases… but will he learn anything?

This is what a true classic looks like. The ideas of this story stand against the test of time. They are as true today as they where when they were written over a century ago. This story is so effective in its telling that film after film has been made of this story, the most recent being Disney’s animated version (which I highly recommend…

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