Charles Dickens’s short novel A Christmas Carol is the perfect book for the holiday season. Reading the classic after only knowing the story from its various film adaptations was a treat. While the humor came across just about the same, the book offered an emotional impact as only Dickens can provide.

He paints spirts stranger than anything film has yet reproduced. . . .the figure itself fluctuated in its distinctness: being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body.

While the vernacular of early Victorian literature can be a bit rough to get through in spots, the tale is familiar enough that even a young reader can easily reorient themselves back into the story. Purchase your own copy of this Christmas classic on Amazon.

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