A Christmas Carol
, Book Report/Review
This is a novella by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) about a curmudgeon and the ghosts who visit him on the eve of Christmas. The essence of the tale is supposed to be indictment of nineteenth century industrial capitalism. A narrow minded, miserly old man E. Scrooge is sitting in his counting house on Christmas Eve. What sort of an individual he was? Charles Dickens describes his credentials thus: “Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” (Dickens, 1990, p, 2-3)
Scrooge’s nephew, Fred invites him to the annual Christmas party... of the past is not...