Imaginative, heartwarming classic tells of the eerie encounters of Ebenezer Scrooge, an arrogant and insensitive miser whose ghostly journeys through the past, present, and future provide glimpses of his life as a schoolboy, apprentice, and young lover. His visions ultimately transform him into a generous and caring individual -- loving all and by all beloved. Unabridged edition.
One of my most favorite blogs to write is this one, my Christmas message to our ThriftBooks community. Each year I give careful thought to what theme and message to impart, and this year inspiration struck at one (of several) performances of A Christmas Carol, when this classic brought to the surface for me how happiness is really shared.
Be it revelry in the commercial consumerism so railed against by Charlie Brown, or a feast of seven fishes, or further still the quiet solemnity, incense, and psaltery organ of a midnight mass service, many different traditions are upheld as we approach Christmas.
If you are the kind of reader who gets excited about seeing the story come to life on screen, this year has been such a treat, with so many great adaptations already out and more on the way. Here are all of the recent and upcoming book to screen adaptations you'll want to have on your radar so you can read it first.
We’ve been having fun exploring the "Multiverse" of selected classics, by curating a collection of inventive adaptations. So far, we’ve featured installments on Alice in Wonderland, the Brontës, The Wizard of Oz, and Pride and Prejudice. Here we offer a collection of ten imaginative takes on Charles Dickens.
Authors have the magical ability to create fictional worlds so immersive and tangible that we readers may have a hard time coming back to reality. This involves thinking through every detail of an imaginary universe. Sometimes it means inventing a brand new language!