A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Modern Library Classics

ISBN: 0375758887

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

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Presents the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman who learns the true meaning of Christmas, along with two other stories.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141934735

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8791

Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. 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; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some 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

Author: Pauline Francis

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237535506

Category: Children's stories

Page: 46

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Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale, first published in 1843, has become one of his best-known stories, and is here retold for younger readers. Ebenezer Scrooge is an old miser who lives alone in his cold house by night and torments his assistant at work by day. One evening, just before Christmas, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Marley--a ghost with a very important warning. Is it enough to persuade Scrooge to change his ways?

Dickens' Christmas Spirits

A Christmas Carol and Other Tales

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486130797

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8407

The only Dickens collection available with a supernatural theme, this elegant hardcover volume gathers seven chilling Christmas tales: "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain," and more. Over 60 illustrations.

Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192545220

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 758

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A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations

A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television

Author: Fred Guida

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786407385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 6055

Over 150 years after its original composition, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol continues to delight readers. The figure of Ebenezer Scrooge has become a cultural icon, and Tiny Tim's "God Bless Us Every One" is as familiar as "Merry Christmas." It is not surprising that Dickens' "ghostly little book," as he called it, has proved popular with playwrights and screenwriters. In everything from elegant literary treatments to animated musicals, the role of Scrooge has been essayed by actors from George C. Scott to Mr. Magoo. This critical account of the story's history and its various adaptations examines first 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. Dickens' other, lesser known Christmas stories, like "The Cricket on the Hearth," are also examined and compared to the immortal Carol. Finally, a complete annotated filmography of all film and television productions based on A Christmas Carol is included, with commentary on each version's loyalty to the original text. 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.

A Christmas Carol

And Other Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451522832

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 1279

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

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

Author: Charles Dickens,Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199536309

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8193

A collection of five stories about Christmas by English author Charles Dickens.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Thirsty Scribe

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4093

This is the full work of A Christmas Carol in eBook form. A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens that met with instant success and critical acclaim. 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 Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. Carol singing took a new lease on life during this time. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales. Dickens' Carol was one of the greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England, but, while it brings to the reader images of light, joy, warmth and life, it also brings strong and unforgettable images of darkness, despair, coldness, sadness, and death. Scrooge himself is the embodiment of winter, and, just as winter is followed by spring and the renewal of life, so too is Scrooge's cold, pinched heart restored to the innocent goodwill he had known in his childhood and youth. A Christmas Carol remains popular—having never been out of print—and has been adapted many times to film, stage, opera, and other media. – Extracted from Wikipedia

Christmas Books

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 397

View: 5513

A Christmas Carol

Author: Adam McKeown

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553511998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2790

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

Inventing Scrooge

Author: Carlo DeVito

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1604335556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2929

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol. When Charles Dickens created the story that would become A Christmas Carol, little did he know that his “ghostly little book” would reinvent the way we celebrate Christmas. From a graveyard in Edinburgh to the Marshalsea Prison in London to his schoolboy years in Chatham and even his lifelong fascination with dance, so much of Dickens’ past and present are woven into the characters and themes of A Christmas Carol. And by understanding the story behind the story, readers will come to embrace the holiday classic all the more. To this day, we look to the Christmas season as a time of warmth and celebration among family, friends, and strangers alike. And every year at Christmastime, not only do our lives get better for all the festivity, but we get better, as people. Just like Ebenezer Scrooge.

Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192745514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6082

The spirit of Christmas comes to life in this wonderful tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts that visit him to show him the error of his ways. As the clock chimes, will Scrooge be in time to learn the true meaning of Christmas?

A Christmas Carol, and Other Haunting Tales

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

View: 2098

Gathers stories of ghosts and Christmas, and includes three reading versions of scenes from Dickens' novels that he used for public performances

The Man Who Invented Christmas (Movie Tie-In)

How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Author: Les Standiford

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1524763268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8915

As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Soon to be 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.

A Christmas Carol & Two Other Christmas Books

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633693

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 1107

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.

Classics Illustrated Deluxe #9: A Christmas Carol and the Remembrance of Mugby

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Papercutz

ISBN: 9781597073462

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 4500

Two Christmas classics in a gorgeous graphic novel retelling! You may know the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' beloved tale, A Christmas Carol, but did you know this is not Dickens' only ghost story? This edition of Classics Illustrated Deluxe presents A Christmas Carol together with another one of Dickens' treasures, Mugby Junction, which also features elements of the supernatural and a protagonist to whom his future is revealed. Estelle Meyrand's Expressionist artwork brings a rich palette and dynamism to these two classic Christmas tales by one of the world's greatest authors.

Mr. Dickens and His Carol

A Novel

Author: Samantha Silva

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250154030

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8309

“A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it’s all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps.” —Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to his work, Samantha Silva's Mr. Dickens and His Carol is an irresistible new take on a cherished classic. Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in. Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens’ deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever.

A Christmas Carol

and Other Holiday Treasures

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Canterbury Classics

ISBN: 9781607109440

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9592

Brighten the season with tales from the master of Christmastime fiction. Most famous in the realm of holiday literature for his 1843 publication, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens was in fact a prolific writer in the yuletide genre and a great contributor to many now-prevalent traditions of the holiday itself. In the year following the release of A Christmas Carol, Dickens released The Chimes: A Christmas Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. This story combined his usual sympathy for the poor with the notion that we must always strive to live in nobler ways. In 1845 came The Cricket on the Hearth, a novella that, in its time, surpassed even A Christmas Carol in popularity for stage productions. The years 1846 and 1848 respectively saw published The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain. Given this wealth of Christmas-themed works, it is no wonder that Dickens is sometime referred to as “the man who invented Christmas.” Perfect for both fans of Dickens’ work and those who just find special pleasure in the holiday spirit, these five Christmas stories are now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, providing a chic, inexpensive introduction to timeless tales. About the Word Cloud Classics series: Classic works of literature with a clean, modern aesthetic! Perfect for both old and new literature fans, the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics provides a chic and inexpensive introduction to timeless tales. With a higher production value, including heat burnished covers and foil stamping, these eye-catching, easy-to-hold editions are the perfect gift for students and fans of literature everywhere.