A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

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.

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

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

Includes the favorite redemption tale of misanthrope Ebenezer Scrooge as well as such holiday pieces as "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Battle of Life" and "The Haunted Man."

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307271757

Category: Fiction

Page: 411

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Includes the favorite redemption tale of misanthrope Ebenezer Scrooge as well as such holiday pieces as "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Battle of Life" and "The Haunted Man."

A Christmas Carol

The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141973927

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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"Every idiot who goes around with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding" Charles Dickens's tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is haunted by three spirits and learns the true meaning of Christmas has had, along with Dickens's other Christmas writings, a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the season as a time for celebration, charity and memory. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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', ...

Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578588

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

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'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.

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 Other Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens

Christmas Specials Series Charles Dickens ... in connection with that Luggage, is the extraordinary quantity of writing-paper, and all written on!

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

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Book Analysis

It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly money-lender who torments his dutiful clerk Bob Cratchit.

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!

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

View: 849

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 and Other Christmas Writings

The impact of the story may not always have been so dramatic but, along with Dickens 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: ePenguin

ISBN: 9780140439052

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 538

After reading Christmas Carol, the notoriously reculsive 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 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, ... Guida, Fred 1999, A Christmas Carol and its Adaptations: Dickens' Story on Screen ...

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 and Its Adaptations

His first Christmas writing was a brief sketch entitled A Christmas Dinner; ... Classic edition of A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories in which he ...

Author: Fred Guida

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786428406

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

View: 446

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.

Quicklet On Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

ABOUT THE BOOK When I was a child, December felt like the longest month of the year.

Author: Estelle Wagner

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1484007107

Category: Study Aids

Page: 24

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ABOUT THE BOOK When I was a child, December felt like the longest month of the year. Each day I opened a little window in the advent calender to see a bear, or package tied up with a red bow, and I counted how many days were left until the cherished morning of Christmas Eve. Along with the sweet taste of candy canes, the smell of the pine tree glowing in lights, and the unbearable excitement I felt viewing the growing pile of presents under the tree, a major highlight was watching A Muppet Christmas Carol on PBS each year. It was a sure sign that Christmas was just around the corner! My sister and I still love to watch it every year around Christmas, delighted by it’s characters and the honest, heartfelt transformation of Michael Caine as Scrooge. It wasn’t until many years later that I found the book A Christmas Carol in my Christmas stocking, a gift from my father. I was amazed by the ease and beauty of the writing. I expected Charles Dickens to be rather dry, but instead it was lively and exciting. Reading it again as an adult, I am always struck by how accessible the book is, easily enjoyed by both children and adults, with a message that has come to embody the spirit of Christmas. This short little book, not even 100 pages, has become one of the most beloved and enduring Christmas stories in the English-speaking world, a persistent nudge to be a better person, enjoy life as we live it, to cherish those dear to us. The joy of life and the hope of redemption remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas. MEET THE AUTHOR Estelle Wagner grew up in Napa, California. She attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she graduated with concentrations in Latin American Political Studies and Dance. She currently lives with her husband in Buenos Aires, Argentina and enjoys traveling, dancing, and reading. Happy reading! EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Charles Dickens is one of the most prominent English authors of all time, particularly known as the greatest author of the Victorian period in England. His works were popular during his lifetime, and remain popular today. Dickens is responsible for some of the most famous and iconic characters in English literature. He novels include the classics A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Oliver Twists, David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol, and Nicholas Nickleby among others. His work was highly realistic in that it portrayed ugly truths about Victorian England, exposing the grisly underbelly of society. He wrote about working-class people and their lives, including the miserable conditions of the poor; in doing so, he created some of the most memorable and beloved characters in literature. Dickens’ writing often leaves the reader hanging at the end of a chapter, and generally involves a complex set of characters. Several of his novels were originally published as a weekly installments in newspapers, enticing the reader to return the following week for more of the story. His works often included autobiographical aspects; though ashamed of his impoverished upbringing, Dickens refrained from explaining that the details for his writing regarding the poor and working-class came from his childhood. As a child, his father was sent to prison and Dickens was sent to work in a rotting building overrun with rats, pasting labels on shoe polish for endless hours each day. After rising to fame as a journalist and writing, he toured America several times, and observed factories and working conditions both there and in England. His view that the poor were unjustly the bearers of such suffering is reflected in his writings and in his philanthropic work. Buy a copy to continue reading!

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 'Christmas ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140623604

Category: Christmas stories, English

Page: 240

View: 300

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.

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 ...

Author: Van Dam Frederik Van Dam

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474424422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

View: 669

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

Dickens Christmas

An anthology of Christmas writings by Charles Dickens features the complete text of "A Christmas Carol," complemented by period illustrations and excerpts from other writings.

Author: Simon Callow

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 112

An anthology of Christmas writings by Charles Dickens features the complete text of "A Christmas Carol," complemented by period illustrations and excerpts from other writings.

The Penguin Classics Book

Michael Slater A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings 1835–54 A Christmas Carol is perhaps Dickens's best-loved work. It was first published on 17 ...

Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 809

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

24 The Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come in turn stimulate memory, ... 24 Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, ...

Author: Dale Townshend

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108642373

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 Man Who Invented Christmas

How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our ... A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, edited by Michael Slater.

Author: Les Standiford

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307449734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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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.

The Oxford Handbook of Christmas

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings . Intro . and notes by Michael Slater . New York : Penguin . Dumas , Alexandre ( 2007 ) .

Author: Timothy Larsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192567136

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 855

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.