What the Dickens

I’ve been reading ‘A Christmas Carol’, a few pages at a time not because it’s difficult (it’s not) and not because I don’t have the time (I do.) It’s because on an entirely trivial level I’m comparing it with each of the films I’ve watched over the years (and the 2019 BBC 3-parter.)

These in particular stand out:

  • Scrooge (1951)
  • Scrooge (1970)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)

There are a lot of film adaptations here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_A_Christmas_Carol

The book I decided to buy, the Penguin ‘A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings’ occupies only a quarter of the page total; I’m really looking forward to exploring the rest.

The list of annotations provides historical context, changes in language, etc., and has been efficacious a couple of times already. (Yeah, I know.)

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