It’s hard to emphasise enough the wide cultural impact of Dickens’ classic Christmas novella A Christmas Carol, dealing with the haunting of the now infamous Ebenezer Scrooge. Not only has it become so much a part of Christmas tradition in the Western world, but as with Dickens’ other works has seeped into wider societal consciousness that its themes and specific characters are a strong in our minds as brand as Apple or other behemoth corporate logos.
In our current times of fiscal strife its underlying messages are as pinned to human sentiment as ever before. This is a book of today, as much as it is a book of the Victorian era, aspects of faceless corporate greed which are rallied against today are here given a more personal, human target. This is a book for the 99%, indeed; but it’s also a reminder of why the 1% have a chance of redemption. Click here to read more.. »