A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

God Bless Us Every One

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a classic tale that I have never read until now – and it did not disappoint. Charles Dickens draws Scrooge perfectly as a bad tempered mean old miser. “No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him.” There seems nothing to recommend him.

As the book progresses, a gradual change in tone occurs as Scrooge realises his life really is at stake. The cold and gloom of the start contrasts with the brightness and light of the end of the novel. The reader gets caught up in the gaiety.

As a fan of various films of A Christmas Carol the story was familiar. I was pleasantly surprised and pleased at how closely the Alastair Sim version is to the book. Whole sections of the narrative were familiar to me.

If you have never read A Christmas Carol, I urge you to pick up a copy. It is an excellent read.

In case you are wondering which film version I like best – it is A Muppets Christmas Carol.


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