Publisher: Alia Editrice
A Christmas Carol
Canto di Natale
First published in 1843, transposed to many dramatized versions, stages, films, and TV series, A Christmas Carol remains a novel of huge popularity. The clamorous denunciation of the call wretched living conditions of the poor, the appeal for the social and human awareness of the readers, the cathartic evolution of the main character, the richness of story emotions and situations also without lapsing into the sentimentalism, the subtle irony that pervades the Dickens’ pages make it a reading always enjoyable, appreciable at various profundity of thought levels, at any age and the more different levels of culture.
Ebenezer Scrooge, miserly and misanthropic London merchant, hates Christmas – and the whole mankind, besides. But the Night before Christmas his old friend Jacob Marley, seven years dead, decides to make him a surprise visit, announcing him next visits of three ghosts: the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. In a dreadful night, that seems endless, Scrooge journeys in time with his mysterious “spiritual guides”, tracing his selfishness back to its origins and then projecting into the inevitable, dark, solitary future expecting him. But also the fate can change…