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Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
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Jan 08, 12

bookshelves: fiction
Recommended to Travis by: Judy Cash
Recommended for: Everyone
Read from December 26, 2011 to January 06, 2012, read count: 1

This book is a wonderful companion to Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." While I've enjoyed the story of Scrooge in the past, I've always wondered what happened to Scrooge after that fateful Christmas. Did he live only one more Christmas, or did he live many? How was his change of heart received?

This book first backs up, and examines how Jacob Marley became the miser he was, then follows him out of this world, into the next, and finds out how he received his punishment of endless wandering, and how he was granted the ability to reach out to Scrooge from beyond the grave. After following Marley to Scrooge's home, we follow Marley as he accompanies the spirits of Christmas and Scrooge on their journey's. The narrative then switches, and follows Scrooge through the rest of his life, and beyond.

This book is a very well written extension of the original story. I'm not sure I will ever again read "A Christmas Carol" without reading "Jacob T. Marley" right after.
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