A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Sep 14, 2006 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Dickens's A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. It is a ghost story set at Christmastime in which a bad-tempered skinflint learns the error of his ways. Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. This edition includes all the original illustrations for A Christmas Carol and reprints the story alongside Dickens's four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man.. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire, in pursuit of his aim 'to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land'.
  

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User Review  - jseger9000 - LibraryThing

I've loved watching various incarnations of A Christmas Carol since I was a kid. This year I decided to actually read the thing. By now I (like everyone else) am so familiar with the story that there ... Read full review

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User Review  - sarahdare - Overstock.com

I bought this book because I wanted to read A Christmas Carol. I loved the story so much! Nothing better to put you in a Christmas mood! I just finished reading The Chimes and I'm now reading The Cricket on the Hearth. Great book, good illustrations. ... Read full review

Contents

THE CHIMES
1881
STAVE
iv
STAVE
v
THE HAUNTED
150
CHAPTER I
152
CHAPTER II
167
CHAPTER III
189
What Christmas Is As We Grow Older
1
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