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 Stories

'Whether the Christmas visions would or would not convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. K. Chesterton. 'The story sings from end to end like a happy man going home.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0679641319

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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An immediate bestseller when it was first published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has endured ever since as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Charles Dickens's beloved tale about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity, and goodwill through a haunting Christmas Eve encounter with four ghosts--is a heartwarming celebration of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions would or would not convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. K. Chesterton. 'The story sings from end to end like a happy man going home.' The Modern Library edition also presents two more of Dickens's popular Christmas stories, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's last Christmas tale, which features one of his greatest comic families, the Tetterbys. With an introduction by John Irving.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

The joys and wonder of the holiday season are captured in the tale of the transformation of the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge, as well as in other Christmas tales

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451522832

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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The joys and wonder of the holiday season are captured in the tale of the transformation of the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge, as well as in other Christmas tales

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 Two Other Christmas Books

Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633693

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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Many Christmas stories have been written through the years, but none has become as much a part of the holiday landscape as A Christmas Carol? or produced a character to match the extraordinary Ebenezer Scrooge. His terrifying encounters with the spirits of Christmases Past, Present, and Future, and the amazing transformation he undergoes during that one evening, has the power to melt the hardest heart. Dickens' inspiring and popular tale of redemption is a delight to read again and again. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

Philip Collins (New York: New York Public Library, I971). 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, ...

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.

A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

Introducing a bold, bright new take on your favorite books. A collection that celebrates color and literature at once Enjoy the bright golden glow of the holidays with this classic Christmas tale.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425289303

Category: Children's stories

Page: 264

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Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man with no friends or family to love him - he s just so miserable and bitter! One freezing cold Christmas Eve, Marley s ghost pays Scrooge a visit and an eerie nighttime journey begins. The Christmas spirits are here to show Scrooge the error if his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, will Scrooge learn to love Christmas and the others around him?

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations

The book includes 25 previously unpublished photos as well as analysis of previously undocumented productions. The text includes a foreword by the distinguished film and literary scholar Edward Wagenknecht, a bibliography and an index.

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 Legend Classics

Part of the Legend Classics series No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 1789550602

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused” A Christmas Carol is one of the most beloved and heart-warming Christmas tales of all time. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy and unsympathetic man who has no time for Christmas. "If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!" Yet everything changes when his former partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the dead to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Soon he has to face the Christmases of his past, present and future in a journey to become a better person.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Combining Mortimer's acclaimed adaptation with expertly written activities, this is the perfect edition for classroom use.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813487X

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 384

Perfect for pupils aged 11+, this play edition of Dicken's classic tale uses John Mortimer's much-loved dramatisation first produced by the RSC in 1994. It features an extensive section of classroom activities created by leading national experts in using Drama within English, Paul Bunyan and Ruth Moore. The scheme of work reflects all the latest requirements for KS3 and the new English GCSEs and is designed to raise standards in English and enable pupils to develop analytical thinking, independent learning and transferable skills. Dickens' tale of cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge has delighted generations of readers. This edition of the National Curriculum recommended author's work provides an engaging, active approach to studying the Literary Heritage and developing a range of reading, writing and speaking skills. Combining Mortimer's acclaimed adaptation with expertly written activities, this is the perfect edition for classroom use.

Charles Dickens s A Christmas Carol in Prose as the Basis of an Instructional Unit

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,7, http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Literaturvermittlung im Englischunterricht, language: ...

Author: Volker Lorenz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638954722

Category:

Page: 32

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,7, http: //www.uni-jena.de/ (Institut fur Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Literaturvermittlung im Englischunterricht, language: English, abstract: While the traditional use of literature at schools usually relies on interpretation and the existence of a 'correct' way of interpreting the text, more recent theories like the aesthetics of reception focus on the dynamic interaction between the text and its readers, aiming at a type of aesthetic reading. Charles Dickens's novel of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge being visited by the three ghosts of Christmas and turning over to a new leaf is probably one of the best-known English novels; it is alluded to in many other pieces of literature, in films and even comics. This, banal as it may be, is already the first reason for choosing A Christmas Carol as a topic, since all the gags and allusions elsewhere would not be understood without some knowledge of Dickens's novel. Reading experiences also play an important role when it comes to motivation: other classic novels by Dickens like Oliver Twist, Great Expectations or David Copperfield, or their film adaptations may serve as a motivation for reading A Christmas Carol, or vice versa. Finally, apart from conveying a moral message, Dickens's story also portraits the Victorian age of Britain and its nuisances as vivid as only few other novels, which stays in mind far better than only hearing a report."

A Christmas Carol the Chimes the Cricket on the Hearth Barnes Noble Classics Series

Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Truyện Ngắn

ISBN:

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A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Generations of readers have been enchanted by Dickens’s A Christmas Carol—the most cheerful ghost story ever written, and the unforgettable tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s moral regeneration. Written in just a few weeks, A Christmas Carol famously recounts the plight of Bob Cratchit, whose family finds joy even in poverty, and the transformation of his miserly boss Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. From Scrooge’s �Bah!” and �Humbug!” to Tiny Tim’s �God bless us every one!” A Christmas Carol shines with warmth, decency, kindness, humility, and the value of the holidays. But beneath its sentimental surface, A Christmas Carol offers another of Dickens’s sharply critical portraits of a brutal society, and an inspiring celebration of the possibility of spiritual, psychological, and social change. This new volume collects Dickens’s three most renowned �Christmas Books,” including The Chimes, a New Year’s tale, and The Cricket on the Hearth, whose eponymous creature remains silent during sorrow and chirps amid happiness. Katharine Kroeber Wiley, the daughter of a scholar and a sculptor, has a degree in English Literature from Occidental College. Her work has appeared in Boundary Two and the recent book, Lore of the Dolphin. She is currently working on a book on Victorian Christmas writings.

A Christmas Carol Other Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens

Christmas Specials Series Charles Dickens. So I paid the money—down—and ...
What I still look at most, in connection with that Luggage, is the extraordinary
quantity of writing-paper, and all written on! And not our paper neither,—not the ...

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 in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas Illustrated

A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781712557976

Category:

Page: 68

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About Author: Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA (/ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed readings extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens's literary success began with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour, satire, and keen observation of character and society. His novels, most published in monthly or weekly instalments, pioneered the serial publication of narrative fiction, which became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication. Cliffhanger endings in his serial publications kept readers in suspense.The instalment format allowed Dickens to evaluate his audience's reaction, and he often modified his plot and character development based on such feedback. For example, when his wife's chiropodist expressed distress at the way Miss Mowcher in David Copperfield seemed to reflect her disabilities, Dickens improved the character with positive features. His plots were carefully constructed, and he often wove elements from topical events into his narratives. Masses of the illiterate poor chipped in ha'pennies to have each new monthly episode read to them, opening up and inspiring a new class of readers.His 1843 novella A Christmas Carol remains especially popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London. His 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities (set in London and Paris) is his best-known work of historical fiction. The most famous celebrity of his era, public demand saw him undertake a series of public reading tours in the later part of his career. Dickens has been praised by many of his fellow writers-from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell, G. K. Chesterton, and Tom Wolfe-for his realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. However, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of sentimentalism.The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters. Source: WikipediaProduct Description: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 . A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions, including carols and newer customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold.

A Christmas Carol

McKeown streamlines the story while remaining true to the language and eerie aspects of the original."—Publishers Weekly "would make a fine read-aloud for an elementary-age group or a useful introduction before attending the play. . .

Author: Adam McKeown

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553512005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Now even the youngest readers can enjoy Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale in this beautifully illustrated picture-book version of the holiday favorite, simpler to read but with all the magic of Dickens’s voice preserved. Follow miserly Scrooge as he is whisked through the night by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come in order to face his selfish treatment of Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. Families will enjoy reading this shortened version of Dickens’s story together, with its warm illustrations that capture every twist and turn. "All the key elements of Dickens’s seasonal ghost story remain intact in this skillful adaptation. McKeown streamlines the story while remaining true to the language and eerie aspects of the original."—Publishers Weekly "would make a fine read-aloud for an elementary-age group or a useful introduction before attending the play. . . . The lessons Scrooge learned are still valuable and worthy of passing along to younger readers, who can meet these famous characters and learn the origin of the oft-quoted 'Humbug!'"—Kirkus "the full pages of engaging watercolor and digital media illustrations effectively take readers into the scenes of regret, past merriment, and, finally, redemption. . . . An appropriate choice for a family read-aloud or for newly independent readers."—School Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

A Christmas Carol

Whilst translating the novel for the stage, he also refreshes the 1843 morality tale of ghosts, poverty, avarice and the redemptive power of compassion for a 21st century audience.

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813344X

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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The traditional Christmas classic novel by Charles Dickens adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Gary Owen. Tucked up in his old, decaying house on a cold Christmas Eve, lonely, curmudgeonly Scrooge hears the rattle of chains and strange wailing noises: it's the ghost of his old business partner, Marley, come to warn Scrooge that if he doesn't change his ways, he will suffer a terrible fate. Whilst Scrooge meets the three Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, he must learn to embrace the true spirit of Christmas before it's too late. Gary Owen's adaptation translates the novel's narrative fluently and portrays the Dickensian caricatures with flair and fun but not crudeness. Whilst translating the novel for the stage, he also refreshes the 1843 morality tale of ghosts, poverty, avarice and the redemptive power of compassion for a 21st century audience.

A Christmas Carol

But can they melt his frozen heart before it's too late? Introduce even the youngest of children to this classic story and share in the true spirit of Christmas.

Author: Tony Mitton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408355418

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A captivating, rhyming picture book retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale about the true meaning of Christmas. Mean old Ebenezer Scrooge hates everything. Even Christmas! Until, one frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives a visit from three ghostly spirits, who whisk him away on a magical journey through past, present and future... But can they melt his frozen heart before it's too late? Introduce even the youngest of children to this classic story and share in the true spirit of Christmas. Retold in rhyme, with atmospheric illustrations, this will make the perfect Christmas gift.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

This play of A Christmas carol is faithful to the original story but includes the character of Charles Dickens.

Author: John Jakes

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871298133

Category: Christmas plays

Page: 86

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This play of A Christmas carol is faithful to the original story but includes the character of Charles Dickens.

A Christmas Carol the Chimes and the Cricket on the Hearth

This volume collects Dickens's three most renowned "Christmas Books", including The Chimes, a New Year's tale and The Cricket on the Hearth, whose eponymous insect chirps amid happiness.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781593080334

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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This volume collects Dickens's three most renowned "Christmas Books", including The Chimes, a New Year's tale and The Cricket on the Hearth, whose eponymous insect chirps amid happiness.