A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Features Christmas novellas and short stories, including "A Christmas Carol" and "A Christmas Tree," in which an old man reminisces about tree decorations and his memories of childhood Christmases.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141195858

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Features Christmas novellas and short stories, including "A Christmas Carol" and "A Christmas Tree," in which an old man reminisces about tree decorations and his memories of childhood Christmases.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Dickens' most beloved story, A Christmas Carol, is as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers. This collection also includes A Christmas Tree, Christmas Dinner and the Christmas chapters from "The Pickwick Papers.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Tribeca Books

ISBN: 9781936594139

Category:

Page: 180

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Dickens' most beloved story, A Christmas Carol, is as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers. This collection also includes A Christmas Tree, Christmas Dinner and the Christmas chapters from "The Pickwick Papers." Revised reissue.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

5, 'The Christmas Books: “Giving Nursery Tales a Higher Form”'.) Deborah Thomas, Dickens and the Short Story (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982). Dennis Walder, Dickens and Religion (London: Allen and Unwin, 1981).

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141934735

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding' Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the season. Dickens's other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton'; 'The Haunted Man'; and shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates Christmas as a time of geniality, charity and remembrance. Edited with an introduction by MICHAEL SLATER

The Christmas Books

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; along with shorter pieces drawn from the ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963190

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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; along with shorter pieces 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.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, ed. Michael Slater (London: Penguin, 2003). Includes the essays 'Christmas Festivities', 'A Christmas Tree', and 'What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older', and Christmas episodes from The ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199204748

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

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This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes the beloved "A Christmas Carol" and two other popular Christmas stories by Dickens, "The Chimes" and "The Haunted Man."

Dickens and Christmas

This new book, written by one of his direct descendants, explores not only Dickens’s most famous work, but also his all-too-often overlooked other Christmas novellas.

Author: Lucinda Hawksley

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526712288

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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A direct descendant of Charles Dickens delves into the many merry ways in which the author of A Christmas Carol celebrated & influenced the holiday. Dickens and Christmas is an exploration of the 19th-century phenomenon that became the Christmas we know and love today—and of the writer who changed, forever, the ways in which it is celebrated. Charles Dickens was born in an age of great social change. He survived childhood poverty to become the most adored and influential man of his time. Throughout his life, he campaigned tirelessly for better social conditions, including by his most famous work, A Christmas Carol. He wrote this novella specifically “to strike a sledgehammer blow on behalf of the poor man’s child,” and it began the Victorian’s obsession with Christmas. This new book, written by one of his direct descendants, explores not only Dickens’s most famous work, but also his all-too-often overlooked other Christmas novellas. It takes the readers through the seasonal short stories he wrote, for both adults and children, includes much-loved festive excerpts from his novels, uses contemporary newspaper clippings, and looks at Christmas writings by Dickens’s contemporaries. To give an even more personal insight, readers can discover how the Dickens family itself celebrated Christmas, through the eyes of Dickens’s unfinished autobiography, family letters, and his children’s memoirs. Dickens and Christmas also explores the ways in which his works have gone on to influence how the festive season is celebrated around the globe. “Brilliant . . . a very readable book, a slice of social history involving a man who, more than anyone, encapsulates Christmas in literature.”—Books Monthly

A Christmas Carol

The impact of the story may not always have been so dramatic but, along with Dickens's other Christmas writings, it has had a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and about the season as a time for ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141031736

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 116

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After reading A Christmas Carol, the notoriously reclusive Thomas Carlyle was 'seized with a perfect convulsion of hospitality' and threw not one but two Christmas dinner parties. The impact of the story may not always have been so dramatic but, along with Dickens's other Christmas writings, it has had a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and about the season as a time for celebration, charity and memory.

A Christmas Carol

Dickens, Charles 2003, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, Penguin, London. ... Guida, Fred 1999, A Christmas Carol and its Adaptations: Dickens' Story on Screen and Television, McFarland & Co, Jefferson, NC.

Author: Grace Moore

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411910

Category: Education

Page: 68

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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Book Analysis

Genre: novella Reference edition: Dickens, C. (2003) A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings. London: Penguin. 1st edition: 1843 Themes: poverty, social injustice, miserliness vs generosity, redemption, Christmas spirit, family, ...

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808018347

Category: Study Aids

Page: 60

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Unlock the more straightforward side of A Christmas Carol with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, one of the most beloved stories ever written by the renowned Victorian author. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly money-lender who torments his dutiful clerk Bob Cratchit. However, Scrooge soon comes to see the error of his ways when he is visited by a series of ghosts one Christmas Eve, in a heart-warming festive tale that has come to define the Christmas spirit. Charles Dickens is widely considered to be the most significant English novelist of the Victorian era, and many of his colourful, vividly crafted characters continue to captivate the public imagination even today. His best-known works include Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol. Find out everything you need to know about A Christmas Carol in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations

His first Christmas writing was a brief sketch entitled A Christmas Dinner; it was originally published in late ... Busch's illuminating introduction to the Signet Classic edition of A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories in ...

Author: Fred Guida

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786428406

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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This book examines the original writing of the story, including its political, economic, and historical context. The major interpretations are analyzed within their various media: stage, magic lantern shows, silent film, talkies, and television. A complete annotated filmography is included, with commentary on each version's loyalty to the original text. Includes 25 previously unpublished photos as well as analysis of previously undocumented productions.

A Christmas Carol Other Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens

Christmas Specials Series Charles Dickens ... and the vowel here was a A. I opened the packet, and found that its contents were the foregoing writings printed just as the reader (may I add the discerning reader?) peruses them.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1719

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e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for this joyful and charming holiday season, for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale. Table of Contents: A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man A Christmas Tree What Christmas Is As We Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's Story The Schoolboy's Story Nobody's Story The Seven Poor Travellers The Holly-Tree The Wreck of the Golden Mary The Perils of Certain English Prisoners A House to Let The Haunted House A Message From the Sea Tom Tiddler's Ground Somebody's Luggage Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions Mugby Junction No Thoroughfare Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse

Re Enchanted

Adam Kuper, “The English Christmas and the Family: Time Out and Alternative Realities,” in Unwrapping Christmas, ed. ... Michael Slater, “Introduction,” in A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, by Charles Dickens (London: ...

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452959439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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From The Hobbit to Harry Potter, how fantasy harnesses the cultural power of magic, medievalism, and childhood to re-enchant the modern world Why are so many people drawn to fantasy set in medieval, British-looking lands? This question has immediate significance for millions around the world: from fans of Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones to those who avoid fantasy because of the racist, sexist, and escapist tendencies they have found there. Drawing on the history and power of children’s fantasy literature, Re-Enchanted argues that magic, medievalism, and childhood hold the paradoxical ability to re-enchant modern life. Focusing on works by authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Susan Cooper, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, and Nnedi Okorafor, Re-Enchanted uncovers a new genealogy for medievalist fantasy—one that reveals the genre to be as important to the history of English studies and literary modernism as it is to shaping beliefs across geographies and generations. Maria Sachiko Cecire follows children’s fantasy as it transforms over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—including the rise of diverse counternarratives and fantasy’s move into “high-brow” literary fiction. Grounded in a combination of archival scholarship and literary and cultural analysis, Re-Enchanted argues that medievalist fantasy has become a psychologized landscape for contemporary explorations of what it means to grow up, live well, and belong. The influential “Oxford School” of children’s fantasy connects to key issues throughout this book, from the legacies of empire and racial exclusion in children’s literature to what Christmas magic tells us about the roles of childhood and enchantment in Anglo-American culture. Re-Enchanted engages with critical debates around what constitutes high and low culture during moments of crisis in the humanities, political and affective uses of childhood and the mythological past, the anxieties of modernity, and the social impact of racially charged origin stories.

The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Tie In

A version of “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton” is included, along with an adroit introduction to several other Dickens pieces, in Michael Slater, ed., A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings.

Author: Les Standiford

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1524763268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world—now a major motion picture. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all. With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope

Michael Slater, 'Introduction', in A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (London: Penguin Books, 2003), p. xxiv. 13. Deborah A. Thomas writes that 'A Christmas Carol is a brief masterpiece, and Dickens' holiday excursions into ...

Author: Van Dam Frederik Van Dam

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474424422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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Explores the many ways in which Anthony Trollope is being read in the twenty-first centurySince the turn of the century, the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope has become a central figure in the critical understanding of Victorian literature. By bringing together leading Victorianists with a wide range of interests, this innovative collection of essays involves the reader in new approaches to Trollope's work. The contributors to this volume highlight dimensions that have hitherto received only scant attention and in doing so they aim to draw on the aesthetic capabilities of Trollope's twenty-first-century readers. Instead of reading Trollope's novels as manifestations of social theory, they aim to foster an engagement with a far more broadly theorised literary culture.Key Features:The most innovative collection of original essays on Anthony Trollope to dateEnables the reader to see the direction of Trollope studies and Victorian studies in the twenty-first centurySituates Trollope's work in newly emerging critical contexts, such as media networks and economicsMakes use of pioneering developments in stylistics, ethics, epistemology, and reception history

The Penguin Classics Book

1971 Penguin English Library The Christmas Books • ed. Michael Slater Published in two volumes 2003 ed. Michael Slater A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings 1835–54 A Christmas Carol is perhaps Dickens's best-loved work.

Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

The Cambridge History of the Gothic Volume 2 Gothic in the Nineteenth Century

23 J. Hillis Miller, ʻThe genres of A Christmas Carolʼ, Dickensian 89:431 (Winter 1993): 193–206 (p. 199). 24 Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, edited by Michael Slater (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2003), p.

Author: Dale Townshend

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108678408

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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This second volume of The Cambridge History of the Gothic provides a rigorous account of the Gothic in British, American and Continental European culture, from the Romantic period through to the Victorian fin de siècle. Here, leading scholars in the fields of literature, theatre, architecture and the history of science and popular entertainment explore the Gothic in its numerous interdisciplinary forms and guises, as well as across a range of different international contexts. As much a cultural history of the Gothic in this period as an account of the ways in which the Gothic mode has participated in the formative historical events of modernity, the volume offers fresh perspectives on familiar themes while also drawing new critical attention to a range of hitherto overlooked concerns. From Romanticism, to Penny Bloods, Dickens and even the railway system, the volume provides a compelling and comprehensive study of nineteenth-century Gothic culture.

The Oxford Handbook of Christmas

“ Curses on all Fairies " : The Christmas Books of Dickens and Thackeray ' . Presented at the Dickens Symposium . Oxford , England . Dickens , Charles ( 2003 ) . A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings .

Author: Timothy Larsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192567128

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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The Oxford Handbook of Christmas provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of all aspects of Christmas across the globe, from the specifically religious to the purely cultural. The contributions are drawn from a distinguished group of international experts from across numerous disciplines, including literary scholars, theologians, historians, biblical scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, art historians, and legal experts. The volume provides authoritative treatments of a range of topics, from the origins of Christmas to the present; decorating trees to eating plum pudding; from the Bible to contemporary worship; from carols to cinema; from the Nativity Story to Santa Claus; from Bethlehem to Japan; from Catholics to Baptists; from secularism to consumerism. Christmas is the biggest celebration on the planet. Every year, a significant percentage of the world's population is draw to this holiday—from Cape Cod to Cape Town, from South America to South Korea, and on and on across the globe. The Christmas season takes up a significant part of the entire year. For many countries, the holiday is a major force in their national economy. Moreover, Christmas is not just a modern holiday, but has been an important feast for most Christians since the fourth century and a dominant event in many cultures and countries for over a millennium. The Oxford Handbook of Christmas provides an invaluable reference point for anyone interested in this global phenomenon.

Tinsel

White Christmas: The Story of an American Song. ... The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits. ... A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings.

Author: Hank Stuever

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547427573

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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A heartfelt, hilarious look at the evolution of a half-trillion-dollar American holiday Hank Stuever turns his unerring eye for the idiosyncrasies of modern life to Frisco, Texas, a suburb at once all-American and completely itself, to tell the story of the nation’s most over-the-top celebration: Christmas. Stuever starts the narrative as so many start the Christmas season: standing in line with the people waiting to purchase flat-screen TVs on Black Friday. From there he follows three of Frisco's true holiday believers as they navigate through the Nativity and all its attendant crises. Tammie Parnell, an eternally optimistic suburban mom, is the proprietor of "Two Elves with a Twist," a company that decorates other people's big houses for Christmas. Jeff and Bridgette Trykoski own that house every town has: the one with the visible-from-space, jaw-dropping Christmas lights. And single mother Carol Cavazos just hopes that the life-affirming moments of Christmas might overcome the struggles of the rest of the year. Stuever's portraits of the happy, mega-churchy, shop-until-you-drop community in Tinsel are revealing and riotously funny, showing how our ancient rituals of celebration have survived—and succumbed to—the test of time.

Grand Pursuit

Quoted in Michael Slater, Charles Dickens: A Life Defined by Writing (New Haven, Conn. ... Michael Slater, introduction and notes to Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (London: Penguin, 2003), xi.

Author: Sylvia Nasar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439198616

Category: History

Page: 576

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In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It’s the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate. Nasar’s account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into action—with revolutionary consequences for the world. From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes’s disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and India’s Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world—from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now to the entire planet. In Nasar’s dramatic narrative of these discoverers we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other’s ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the dismal science into a triumph over mankind’s hitherto age-old destiny of misery and early death. This idea, unimaginable less than 200 years ago, is a story of trial and error, but ultimately transcendent, as it is rendered here in a stunning and moving narrative.

An Essay on the Principle of Population and Other Writings

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, ed. Michael Slater (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2003), pp. 38–9. 24. Coleridge and Southey's reactions to the 1803 edition are contained in H. J. Jackson and George Whalley ...

Author: Thomas Malthus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141392835

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Malthus' life's work on human population and its dependency on food production and the environment was highly controversial on publication in 1798. He predicted what is known as the Malthusian catastrophe, in which humans would disregard the limits of natural resources and the world would be plagued by famine and disease. He significantly influenced the thinking of Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and his theories continue to raise important questions today in the fields of social theory, economics and the environment. With an introduction by Robert Mayhew.