My all-time favorite story…ever…and as much as I love the movies, musicals, and animated versions, no one does the tale better than Dickens. A Christmas Carol is a story of hope, transformation, and redemption. In the 171 years since its original publication it has never been out of print. There are countless editions available, many of them illustrated by first-rate artists including the original illustrations of John Leech.
A Christmas Carol is actually a novella and a fairly quick-read unlike most of Dickens’ work which I always found wordy and sometimes hard to get through. Remember Great Expectations in high school English? Yikes! If that doesn’t scare the Dickens out of you, nothing will. A Christmas Carol is much more enjoyable and more easily read. The Dickens you say! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.)
To read A Christmas Carol online click here.