An excellent companion to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Jacob T. Marley is to A Christmas Carol as the world-famous Wicked is to The Wizard of Oz.
R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he? This masterfully crafted story is sure to become a Christmas favorite.
“Really is pretty wonderful.”-BlogHer
“Evokes the classic without going over the top about it.” –Reading Reality
“A masterfully crafted story of remorse and redemption, sure to become a Christmas favorite. I highly recommend it to fans of Charles Dickens and holiday classics.”-Caffeinated Book Reviewer
“A lovely story. Quite well told.”-The Black Mask
“Excellent character descriptions and beautiful prose.”-Compass Book Ratings
Marley’s death was but a beginning. To those of us still mingling with the living, death may seem quite a terminal affair, yet in its vacuum new possibilities spring forth, not just for those left behind but for the dead as well. Marley’s death did, in fact, represent a beginning for several people. As the grand old narrator has so deftly and pleasantly informed us, it was at first a long, slow beginning of the transformation of one Ebenezer Scrooge. Indeed, he needed to percolate for seven long years, steeping himself in the boiling liquid of greed and avarice, before he was ready for that dreadful, wonderful night that began with Marley’s ghostly visit.