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

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. 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 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.

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 Chimes the Cricket on the Hearth Barnes Noble Classics Series

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Truyện Ngắn

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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 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

View: 102

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.

A Christmas Carol

Text. 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. Jaffe ...

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.

Dickens Christmas

Packed with delightful seasonal illustrations, including many original Dickens illustrations, this lovingly compiled book celebrates the Victorian Christmas in all its warmth and charm.

Author: Simon Callow

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711230316

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 602

Christmas fascinated the great Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, and to Victorian England, Dickens was Christmas. Following the enormous success in 1843 of A Christmas Carol, Dickens wrote several other Christmas books, sketches, and short stories, and the holiday plays a part in many of his novels. Dickens' public, it seemed, couldn't get enough of his depictions of the season. This beautifully illustrated anthology contains the entire text of A Christmas Carol as well as excerpts from Dickens’ other writings that vividly describe houses decked in greenery and lighted candles, mistletoe in the hall and holly wreaths on the door, and lavish, waistcoat-popping dinners. Authentic recipes for 19th-century treats like plum pudding, mince pies, and gingerbread men allow readers to pop a few buttons of their own. Packed with delightful seasonal illustrations, including many original Dickens illustrations, this lovingly compiled book celebrates the Victorian Christmas in all its warmth and charm.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and the Pilgrim s Progress by John Bunyan

It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature,has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. It has also been cited as the first novel written in English.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781721882151

Category:

Page: 208

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Book One: A Christmas Carol 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 on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Book Two: The Pilgrim's Progress, The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature,has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. It has also been cited as the first novel written in English.

A Midnight Carol

Find the true story in A Midnight Carol by Patricia K. Davis, sure to become a brand new Christmas classic.

Author: Patricia K. Davis

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466883618

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 644

A novel based on the true story of the struggle Charles Dickens faced during the winter of 1843 while writing his now-classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol 1843, London. Though the approaching Christmas looks bleak at the home of the Dickens family, Charles and his pregnant wife Catherine try to maintain a good cheer for their four young children. Debts are mounting, food is scarce, and Charles' books—according to his miserly publisher—are no longer selling. Then Charles has an idea, which comes to him in the ghostly form of Oliver Cromwell, the long-dead, spirit-crushing, Lord Protector of England. A Christmas Carol will be Dickens' most brilliant work yet, both for its mass appeal and underlying political message. But many sinister forces oppose the success of this literary gem; and it is only through faith, kindness and the innate goodness of mankind that A Christmas Carol will become a timeless classic—and that the young writer Charles Dickens will truly save Christmas for all of England... Find the true story in A Midnight Carol by Patricia K. Davis, sure to become a brand new Christmas classic.

Dickens at Christmas

A must-have for Christmas, this edition should be as necessary to your festivities as holly, mistletoe and silver bells.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448129621

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 999

Discover this selection of the best of Dickens' Christmas stories and writings in one beautiful gift edition. The ultimate Christmas present. It is said that Charles Dickens invented Christmas, and within these pages you'll certainly find all the elements of a quintessential traditional Christmas brought to vivid life: snowy rooftops, gleaming shop windows, steaming bowls of punch, plum puddings like speckled cannon balls, sage and onion stuffing, miracles, magic, charity and goodwill. This beautifully produced Vintage Classics edition gathers together not only Dickens' Christmas Books ('A Christmas Carol', 'The Chimes', 'The Battle of Life', 'The Cricket on the Hearth' and 'The Haunted Man') but also stories that Dickens wrote for the special seasonal editions of his periodicals All the Year Round and Household Words, and a festive tale from The Pickwick Papers. A must-have for Christmas, this edition should be as necessary to your festivities as holly, mistletoe and silver bells.

A Christmas Carol Transconceived

" Follow the adventures of Eglantine Scrooge as she discovers the true meaning of Christmas, in this transconceived edition of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. This work of literature has been transconceived.

Author: M. David Green

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781681130002

Category:

Page: 164

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"Oh! But she was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within her froze her old features, nipped her pointed nose, shrivelled her cheek, stiffened her gait; made her eyes red, her thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in her grating voice. A frosty rime was on her head, and on her eyebrows, and her wiry chin. She carried her own low temperature always about with her; she iced her office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas." Follow the adventures of Eglantine Scrooge as she discovers the true meaning of Christmas, in this transconceived edition of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. This work of literature has been transconceived. What this means is that all the male characters from the original have been changed into female characters, and vice versa. None of the things they say and do have been changed, and neither have their roles and situations in the society of the time. If you are familiar with the original work, or with the time period in which it is set, you may need to adjust your mind frequently as you read, to accept and adapt to the altered gender roles. You may find this experience delightful or disconcerting. But I invite you and your family to transconceive this work of literature with me, and share your experience. And you can find out more about the project at www.transconceive.com.


Christmas and Charles Dickens

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his introduction to A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings . 2 My
sources for information about Dickens ' s paternal grandparents are Johnson 1 : 5
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Author: David Parker

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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"You could say, couldn't you, that Charles Dickens was the man who invented Christmas?" When he was curator of London's Charles Dickens Museum, Dr. Parker was frequently asked this question by journalists and visitors. Proponents of the connection between Dickens and Christmas argue that the novelist redirected public attention to the old Christian customs and festivals, as though England had ceased to be jolly through the decline of the Middle Ages and the rise of Modernity. To set the record straight and correct such blind assertions, Parker began this book.

A Christmas Carol

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was the practical effect upon the abuses in question? 12. What can you say of the
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Author: Charles Dickens

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A Christmas Carol in Prose

Being a Ghost Story of Christmas [and] The Cricket on the Hearth, a Fairy Tale of
Home Charles Dickens. The Riverside Literature Series . Each regular single
number , paper , 15 cents . 63. Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride , and Other
Poems ...

Author: Charles Dickens

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A Christmas Medley

Inviting a grumpy, begrudging old friend along by the name of Phineas Frost, he heads into the night on Christmas Eve in 1842. This is Dickens favorite time of year. Families come together and are filled with affection!

Author: Karen M. Caes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462822584

Category: Fiction

Page: 197

View: 695

A Trilogy of Christmas Novellas In Mr. Dickens Christmas Eve In London, the famed author is thinking of writing a Christmas story, but he has neither a plot nor a main character, though he has his settingLondon. Whenever he finds himself in such a quandary, Mr. Dickens walks about the citys streets, searching for characters and ideas. Inviting a grumpy, begrudging old friend along by the name of Phineas Frost, he heads into the night on Christmas Eve in 1842. This is Dickens favorite time of year. Families come together and are filled with affection! People everywhere are overcome with generosity, friendship and good cheer! And he finds that the city does not let him down. Before long, he has the characters and ideas for A Christmas Carol, though it will be sometime before he can put the story on paper. The Eighth Choir Celestial and the Birth of the Messiah draws from canonical and noncanonical writings and from speculative Christian theology to spin a warming, affectionate tale of the Nativity of Christ, but from the perspective of the archangel Gabriel. As a member of the eighth choir of celestial beings, his primary responsibility is the deliverance of divine decrees, but he also performs other angelic assignments of extreme importance, including assuring that those things which must happen do indeed occur. The story begins about 15 BCE (Before the Christian Era) when Gabriel visits 5-year-old Mary at the Temple in Jerusalem, and ends with the flight into Egypt. Middle chapters tell the story of Gabriels diligence in watching over Mary from her early childhood to her betrothal, and from the nativity to the flight into Egypt. It also follows Gabriels adventures in assuring the Magi find their way to Bethlehem and are able to outsmart Herod. A Christmas in Princeton, also published separately, celebrates the very reasons for Christmas and its colorful traditions. Young Tom Cooper is preoccupied with getting money to purchase a used bicycle for sale at a shop on Nassau Street in Princeton, but a twist of fate suddenly puts things in proper perspective. A visit to a little shack! A bicycle accident! An epiphany of sorts! A puppy needing a home! Lessons about Christmas! And, finally, the special magic that Christmas brings. Yet, Tom will never fully understand what has happened to him until many years later.