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Holidays & Celebrations
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a book that highlights the fascinating story of Ebenezer Scrooge. The spirit of Christmas is in the air but Mr. Scrooge is hardly interested in any revelry. To him, his money and his work is everything. Even on the eve of Christmas he makes his employees work. He is not even bothered to wish anyone for Christmas; to him it is just another day of the year. But will the spirit of Christmas spare him from realising the fact that money is not everything and that he will be all alone one day. Only to make him realise this truth, one of his deceased friend Mr. Jacob Marley's spirit visits Mr. Scrooge in his dream and warns him about his destiny if he remains the same. Later in the story, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future visits Mr. Scrooge, one after the other only to make him understand, that his life is nothing but remorse without the essence of brotherhood and love. But how will Mr. Scrooge realise this? Is he guilty for what he does? Find out the meaning of the spirit of Christmas with Mr. Scrooge's retrospection of his life.
This book has been popular for ages and with several reprints of its original book, which was first published in the year 1843, A Christmas Carol is still a book that will leave its readers mesmerised. This book became so famous among the ardent readers of English Literature that some of the expressions in this book became popular idioms like "Merry Christmas", and "Humbug!" And the name Scrooge became a synonymous word for someone who hoards money. This book has been adapted to various means of media like films, television, radio, operas, ballets, recordings, graphic novels, parodies, and dramas throughout ages.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens was one of the most read English authors of the Victorian era.
Dickensian novels and the characters are unforgettable. Some his masterpieces are The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, The Adventures of Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Hard Times: For These Times, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Sketches by Boz, Pictures from Italy, Our Mutual Friend, The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, The Life of Our Lord: As written for his children and many more.
Charles Dickens was born in the year 1812, in the district called Landport, Portsea. During his childhood he took up private education for some years. He joined the Wellington House Academy, an institute for teenager education in North London. He worked as a junior clerk with the Ellis and Blackmore, attorneys, Holborn Court. He was also a journalist. He died in the year 1870 and was buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey to rest in peace.