A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

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Penguin UK, Oct 30, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book.

Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works. Ever since it was published in 1843 it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens's other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton', the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance.

 

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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

“But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem ... Read full review

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Obviously the Carol was the best but I was pleasantly surprised by the additional Christmas stories. Read full review

Contents

A Dickens Chronology
CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES
A CHRISTMAS EPISODE FROM MASTER HUMPHREYS CLOCK
regions Ebenezer Scrooge and is conveyed by other ministers
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOSTS BARGAIN
observed in a businesslike manner though with humility
A CHRISTMAS TREE
torture of remorse
WHAT CHRISTMAS IS AS WE GROW OLDER
Dickenss Prefaces to Collected Editions of The Christmas
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Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter, journalist & novelist. His novels include Great Expectations, David Copperfield & Bleak House.
Michael Slater is Emeritus Professor at Birkbeck College, London & a past President of the Dickens Fellowship & the Dickens Society of America.

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