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.

Dickens' Christmas Spirits

A Christmas Carol and Other Tales

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486130797

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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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 Carol

And Other Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439522509

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101565608

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Dicken's most beloved story, A Christmas Carol, is as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers. This heartwarming tale continues to stir in us the same feelings of repentance, forgiveness, and love that transformed Ebenezer Scrooge.

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

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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 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.

The Holly-Tree

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635270216

Category: Fiction

Page: 27

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The Holly-Tree was written in the year 1855 by Charles Dickens. This book is one of the most popular novels of Charles Dickens, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Classics

Author: Charles Dickens,Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Incorporated

ISBN: 9781435142695

Category: Christmas stories, English

Page: 760

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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.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN: 9781435145399

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 776

View: 1862

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A Christmas Carol is one of the best loved and most quoted of all English language Christmas stories. First published in 1843, it never fails to make an appearance every Christmas in some form. Ebenezer Scrooge, a most disagreeable curmudgeon, is visited by the ghost of his partner Jacob Marley. Marley informs him that he is to receive three visitors this Christmas Eve. They are the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. By the next morning the change in Scrooge is astonishing, he has become a kind, generous, caring and thoughtful person. Dickens' flair for characters has left us with two who have gone past the story and entered into the English speaking culture - Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

A Christmas Carol & Two Other Christmas Books

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.

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

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192745514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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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?

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

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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 Tree

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635270771

Category: Fiction

Page: 13

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A Christmas Tree was written in the year 1850 by Charles Dickens. This book is one of the most popular novels of Charles Dickens, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Goodbye to All That

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1101907983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 9553

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"The classic memoir of World War I, by poet Robert Graves (first published in 1929), with a new introduction by Miranda Seymour"--

What Christmas is as We Grow Older

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1614304122

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 8261

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Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

A Christmas Carol

and Other Holiday Treasures

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Canterbury Classics

ISBN: 9781607109440

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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.

The Complete Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 9781420932744

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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This edition brings together the complete Christmas stories of Charles Dickens. In this volume you will find the following entertaining holiday tales: 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, Going into Society, 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, The Trial for Murder, The Signal-Man, Mugby Junction, and No Thoroughfare.