☆ A Christmas Carol Ó Download by ↠´ Charles Dickens
☆ A Christmas Carol Ó Download by ↠´ Charles Dickens 3.
5 stars I shall start by introducing you to Ebenezer Scrooge According to the narrator, the cold hearted, unholy and inconsiderate man we have as main character.
While he is described as such External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow wasintent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty Foul weather didn t know where to have him The heaviest rain, and snow, and hail, and sleet, could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect They often came down handsomely, and Scrooge never did Part of me was surprisingly not negatively thinking about the old man Some despised him, im usually not a seasonal reader, but this year i tried to make an effort to read a couple of holiday themed books and im so glad i saved this for last i grew up very familiar with the story ofA Christmas Carolvia multiple adaptations shoutout to the flintstones version from my childhood , but i cant believe i never read the actual book itself dickens is such a well known author, so its difficult to not critique this as i normally would with a book but i think the message of this story is so important and should be the focus of this review i personally know how easy it is to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and materialism and stress that can surround the holiday season we fixate so much on sales and good deals and buying things to make us happy, that we can forget a loving word or spending quality time with those we care about are really what should be a priority If I Had My Way, Every Idiot Who Goes Around With Merry Christmas On His Lips, Would Be Boiled With His Own Pudding, And Buried With A Stake Of Holly Through His Heart Merry Christmas Bah Humbug Introduction And Afterword By Joe WheelerTo Bitter, Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas Is Just Another Day But All That Changes When The Ghost Of His Long Dead Business Partner Appears, Warning Scrooge To Change His Ways Before It S Too Late Part Of The Focus On The Family Great Stories Collection, This Edition Features An In Depth Introduction And Discussion Questions By Joe Wheeler To Provide Greater Understanding For Today S Reader A Christmas Carol Captures The Heart Of The Holidays Like No Other Novel Ebenezer Scrooge, the very definition of grumpy miserliness, gets a second chance at figuring out what s really important in life, with the help of some ghosts who give him an unforgettable version of This is Your Life This may not be a perfect piece of literature there are a few places where Dickens goes off on tangential lines of thought that I thought would have been better left out but you know, it s actually amazing and really touching, the influence this classic novella has had on our culture I have to give it props for that, and that s what bumps my rating from 4 stars to 5.
If you re interested in a brief glossary of some of the Victorian terms that aren t familiar to us nowadays, I found a very useful set of annotations online at along with some brief commentary from someone who clearly loves this story I found this when REREADING IN 2017 BUT I REPEAT EVERYTHING BELOW TO MY UN SCROOGY FRIENDS I wish a most UN SCROOGY Christmas to all my GR Friends With lots of MerrimentChristmas LoveGenerous and very Christmasy GiftsCopious and Delicious FoodNot too much drinkingChristmas GamesAnother watch of The NutcrackerAnd of courseFascinating and Beautiful booksAnd to remember what Scrooge learntI will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future 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 9789646742512 57 1376 83 1376 32 9646225144 1378 174 9644365720 1392 1381 111 9643052011334 100 Updated review Previously rated this one with only a star rating, proper one now posted Gollum and Smeagol s A Christmases CarolExternal heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow wasintent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreatyGollum Yes, yes No Christmases, only humbugses We loves Scrooge, we loves our precious We swears to keep our precious so bright, so shiny, so gorgeous, our precious Gollum, gollum Smeagol But Christmases is for everyone Good Smeagol always helps and shares We wants people to be happy Smeagol won t hurts them, Smeagol couldn t even hurts a fly Gollum We curses them, we hates them Nasty, insolent crookses They wants our precious We musn t let them have it, Gollum, gollum Smeagol No, no Christmases is for loving others We rejoices, read for class1 This is the first book I ve finished in September I am so damn excited.
2 I have endless love for this story because my mom is obsessed with Christmas movies so I ve seen at least a million adaptations of it Happy to say the book was even better Short and sweet, yet still Dickensian
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 it.
But first, I decided to do a little research, and discovered the great irony 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 that 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 The starving urchins 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 masterpiece.
The 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 night Corporations love it Consume, buy, consume, buyTemptation, pretty colours, prices way too highWe know we can t afford it, so credit cards we useWhen ones child is surrounded by all these things, how could one refuse More andcredit, people just don t seeIt s all a lure, to take your hard