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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings - Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

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Published: August 2003
For Ages: 18+ years old
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After reading 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 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.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. David Trotter is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature and Head of Department at University College London. Charlotte Mitchell is Lecturer in English at University College London.

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5.0

great cover

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Pros

  • Appropriate For School
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Great For Any Age
  • Promotes Good Values
  • Thought Provoking
  • Timeless

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings:

    this book was bought for my daughter,who loved this book and said she would read it again
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    A Dickens Chronology
    Introduction
    Further Reading
    A Note on the Texts
    Christmas Festivitiesp. 1
    The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sextonp. 7
    A Christmas Episode from Master Humphrey's Clockp. 20
    A Christmas Carolp. 27
    The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargainp. 119
    A Christmas Treep. 231
    What Christmas Is, As We Grow Olderp. 248
    The Seven Poor Travellersp. 253
    Dickens's Prefaces to Collected Editions of The Christmas Booksp. 265
    Dickens's Descriptive Headlines for A Christmas Carol and The Haunted Manp. 266
    Dickens and The Arabian Nightsp. 269
    Notesp. 273
    Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780140439052
    ISBN-10: 0140439056
    Series: Penguin Classics
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 336
    Published: August 2003
    Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.25