“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” A Ghost-Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843, is a very heart-warming story and will remind each one of us to have – generosity, kindness, and universal love for your community. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge who is selfish, insensitive and inconsiderate towards his fellow beings. And something changes in him when he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. What changes him?
It is a historical fiction classic, written in 1859, set in London and Paris. The story is set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror with acts of bravery and conspiracy, secrets and lies, imprisonment and torture, sorrow and loss, corruption and and altruism. After 18 years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter Lucie in England, whom he had never met. Lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become entangled through their love for Lucie Manette. And thus, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror.