Dickens, Charles "A Christmas Carol" - 1843
If you haven't read "A Christmas Carol", you probably have seen one of its many many television and movie adaptations ranging from real people to Disney and the Muppets, the plot has also been used in many many series or as a basis to new stories. I love this story. It teaches you how you can change to become a better person even if you have a bad start. It teaches you that it is okay to enjoy something from time to time even if you need to work hard for the rest of the year. And that you should always have compassion for the less fortunate. Certainly, this book totally deserves its place among the greatest ever written. So many positive messages in it.
My favourite book by Charles Dickens so far: "Great Expectations. I also read "A Tale of Two Cities" and a few more, see here.
From the back cover:
"The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge's own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, the horrifying spectres of Want and Ignorance, even Scrooge's painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge's heart be opened? Can he reverse the miserable future he is forced to see?"