A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

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

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 9780517641262

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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A collection of four Christmas stories by the nineteenth-century English writer, including "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton."

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578588

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

View: 3250

'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

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Thirsty Scribe



Page: N.A

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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

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141934735

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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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.

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: 7967

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 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: 5918

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 Haunting Tales

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 367

View: 9509

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

A Christmas Carol

Author: Pauline Francis

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237535506

Category: Children's stories

Page: 46

View: 8574

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: 7388

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.

A Christmas Carol & Two Other Christmas Books

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633693

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 1279

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.

Die vierte Hand

Author: John Irving

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601301

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8517

Während einer Indienreportage wird einem New Yorker Journalisten vor laufender Kamera die linke Hand von einem hungrigen Zirkuslöwen abgebissen; Millionen Fernsehzuschauer sind Zeugen des Unfalls. In Boston wartet ein verschrobener Handchirurg auf eine Gelegenheit, die erste amerikanische Handtransplantation vorzunehmen. Und eine junge Ehefrau in Wisconsin hat es sich in den Kopf gesetzt, dem einhändigen Reporter die linke Hand ihres Mannes zu geben – wenn dieser stirbt. Doch der Mann ist jung und kerngesund. "

Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517180877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 414

View: 7889

An enchanting holiday anthology by the author of such classics as Oliver Twist features such heartwarming Christmas favorites as A Christmas Carol, Cricket on the Hearth, The Chimes, and other stories.

Letzte Nacht in Twisted River

Author: John Irving

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257600232

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 1211

Die Odyssee eines Kochs und seines Sohns durch New Hampshire und halb Amerika, ausgelöst durch eine tragische Verwechslung.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Classics

Author: Charles Dickens,Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Incorporated

ISBN: 9781435142695

Category: Christmas stories, English

Page: 760

View: 4813

Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over. In Dickens' books live some of the most repugnant villains in literature, as well as some of the most likeable (and unlikely) heroes.

The Cricket on the Hearth

and Other Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486159035

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 673

Written with Dickens's familiar flair for characterization and the picturesque, these three stories offer delightful evocations of a Victorian Christmas. Includes title story plus "The Holly-Tree" and "The Haunted House."

The Christmas Books

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Whites Book

ISBN: 9780955881824

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 2491

Dickens' definitive Christmas tales including A Christmas Carol and four other stories are collected in a beautifully produced volume with cloth covers by leading illustrator Joe McLaren. The Christmas Books were first published in a single volume in 1852, bringing together five stories which Charles Dickens wrote specially for the Christmas season, beginning in 1843 with A Christmas Carol. Over the next three years Dickens published "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," and "The Battle of Life." There was no story in 1847 but a fifth, "The Haunted Man," appeared in 1848. The Christmas Books, and in particular A Christmas Carol, are considered so influential that they are credited with inventing our modern notion of Christmas itself.