A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
My Rating: 💙💙💙💙💙
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genres: Classic, Fiction, Christmas
“A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. It was first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. The book was written and published in early Victorian era Britain, a period when there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs, such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. 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 tales.”
My Thoughts & Review
I’ve wanted to read a classic book for ages but I just couldn’t decide which one. But then I thought why not read a Classic Christmas book, which would be ideal for the festive season.
It’s been absolutely years since I last read this book. In fact, the last time I read this book was when I was at school.
I had been planning to read this in a physical form but said I couldn’t get hold of it from my local library so had to download the audiobook instead.
This is a Christmas classic that everyone knows about in, one form or another. Whether they’ve read the book, or watched the movie or even watched a play.
Even after so long, I still love this story. It’s such a simple story full of wonderful descriptions, fantastic characters and heartfelt messages.
I really loved the happy festive ending to this book. I think I will actually invest some money into getting myself a physical copy and make it a tradtion to read this every year at Christmas.
I have kept this review short and sweet as I’m sure most of you have already read this book before.