A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

Front Cover
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
OUP Oxford, Sep 14, 2006 - Literary Collections - 496 pages
6 Reviews
'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?' Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. 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. This edition 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'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - eowynfaramir - LibraryThing

This is a very useful edition of Dickens' Christmas Carol because it contains his other Christmas stories and other useful information, such as a chronology, and appendices. This Oxford World's Classics edition also contains a very good introduction and explanatory notes. Highly recommended! Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - polarbear123 - LibraryThing

We all know the story but it's still great to read this. Great power and a great moral tale. Haven't read the other Xmas stories in here but I will get round to them in due course. Maybe once every year eh? 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
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information