A Christmas Carol
In late 1843, Charles Dickens began work on a book what would become one of the most beloved Christmas stories ever penned in the English language. That book, A Christmas Carol, has since become synonymous with the holiday season and remains a perennial favorite that continues to foster hope, encouragement, good will, and love toward others.
The entertaining and thought-provoking way in which Dickens brings his character Ebenezer Scrooge alive through his interactions with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future reveals why Dickens remains one of England’s most enduring novelists. His book on the meaning and spirit of Christmas has a way of breaking down religious and cultural barriers and relates to humans of all walks of life, reminding us of the importance of being charitable and following the golden rule.