Ebenezer Scrooge, arido e spilorcio finanziere londinese, odia il Natale. Lo considera – anzi – tempo perso, un ostacolo al proprio arricchimento. Ma la notte della Vigilia, dopo una giornata passata alla scrivania senza nulla concedere all’atmosfera festosa che lo circonda, riceve la visita di tre spiriti: del Natale passato, presente e futuro. Nel corso di un fantastico viaggio che farà rivivere a Scrooge tutte le tappe della propria vita e intravedere un ben misero avvenire, gli spiriti riusciranno ad aprire i suoi occhi a sentimenti di generosità e amore. Il Canto di Natale è uno dei capolavori di Charles Dickens e una delle più famose e commoventi storie sul Natale.
- ISBN: 8811811473
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
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I read this every year at Christmas, and I always will do. Simply because of the atmosphere it evokes. This story is Christmas as far as I’m concerned. It wouldn’t be the same without it. It is perfectly festive and is also appropriately didactic. It is an allegory for what happens to those that are Leggi tutto
It has been a decade since I last read this classic, so I decided to look at it again, taking note of what I have forgotten or imperfectly remembered and also garnering any new insights my older (and I hope wiser) self could now find within it. But first, I decided to do a little research, and discov Leggi tutto
What a fantastic story! How terrible it was to be poor in the Victorian Era. Dickens was a humanitarian and saw first hand the poverty in the streets of London. The starving urchins trying to steal an apple or a handkerchief. The void between the rich and the poor. This story, like Oliver Twist in m Leggi tutto
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visite Leggi tutto
How many times have I seen a version of A Christmas Carol? Probably too many times to count, but I can try: - A stage version at least half a dozen times - The Disney version with Scrooge McDuck - The Disney version with Jim Carrey - A Muppet Christmas Carol - Scrooged with Bill Murray - Probably more tha Leggi tutto
This was a reread for me and it needs no introduction. The perfect read at Christmas time and I love it!
Ebenezer Scrooge, the very definition of grumpy miserliness, gets a second chance at figuring out what's really important in life, with the help of some ghosts who give him an unforgettable version of "This is Your Life." This may not be a perfect piece of literature - there are a few places where Di Leggi tutto
im usually not a seasonal reader, but this year i tried to make an effort to read a couple of holiday themed books and im so glad i saved this for last! i grew up very familiar with the story of ‘a christmas carol’ via multiple adaptations (shoutout to the flintstones version from my childhood!), but Leggi tutto
REREADING IN 2017 BUT I REPEAT EVERYTHING BELOW TO MY UN-SCROOGY FRIENDS. I wish a most UN-SCROOGY Christmas to all my GR Friends. With lots of: Merriment Christmas Love Generous and very Christmasy Gifts Copious and Delicious Food Not too much drinking Christmas Games Another watch of The Nutcracker And Leggi tutto
One of the most influential and anti grinchy works of all time. It might be hard to impossible to find someone who hasn´t at least heard about this classic example of Christmas ethic seminar, something close to impossible to achieve and to thank Dickens for as a paladin of humanism. The story is wel Leggi tutto
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