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Christmas Books by Charles Dickens

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English (plus the answer to The Classics Club’s December meme question!)]

A Christmas Carol mungkin adalah cerita Natal yang paling diingat sepanjang masa, kecuali kisah tentang kelahiran Juruselamat itu sendiri. Ebenezer Scrooge adalah seorang pria tua yang hidup di London di era Victoria. Satu fakta mencengangkan mengenai Mr. Scrooge selain bahwa ia luar biasa kikir, adalah bahwa ia membenci Natal. Berikut adalah petikan percakapan Scrooge dengan sang keponakan Fred:

“A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!” cried a cheerful voice. It was the voice of Scrooge’s nephew, who came upon him so quickly as this was the first intimation he had of his approach.

“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug!”

“Christmas a humbug, uncle!” said Scrooge’s nephew. “You don’t mean that, I am sure?”

“I do,” said Scrooge. “Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You’re poor…

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