A Christmas Carol



I Am The Ghost Of Christmas Present, Said The Spirit Look Upon Me The Holiday Season Brings The Chance To Give, And What Better Gift Is There Than One Of The Most Beloved Stories In The English Language This Year, We At Atria Books Are Offering A Free Ebook Edition Of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, The Perfect Companion For A Cozy Night By The Fire.Since Its Publication In 1843, A Christmas Carol And The Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge Have Become Literary Classics Illuminated With Practical Scholarship And Questions For Discussion, This Edition Makes A Charming Package That Includes The Facts Behind The Fiction, As Well As The Pure Joy And Magic Of This Timeless Tale About The True Meaning Of Christmas.A Christmas Carol

Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and sho Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from Wikipedia

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  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Charles Dickens
  • English
  • 25 July 2018
  • 0747522855

10 thoughts on “A Christmas Carol

  1. says:

    I read this every year at Christmas, and I always will do Simply because of the atmosphere it evokes This story is Christmas as far as I m concerned It wouldn t be the same without it It is perfectly festive and is also appropriately didactic It is an allegory for what happens to those that are unnecessarily bitter and twisted, refusing to take part in a joyful occasion It is a glimpse at...

  2. says:

    It has been a decade since I last read this classic, so I decided to look at it again, taking note of what I have forgotten or imperfectly remembered and also garnering any new insights my older and I hope wiser self could now find within it.But first, I decided to do a little research, and discovered the great irony underlying the book s creation how this tale that warns against miserliness was born because of Dickens acute need for money, and how its publication resulted in a dispute about It has been a decade since I last read this classic, so I decided to look at it again, taking note of what I have forgotten or imperfectly remembered and also garnering any new insights my older and I hope wiser self could now find within it.But first, I decided to do a little research, and discovered the great irony underlying the book s cr...

  3. says:

    What a fantastic story How terrible it was to be poor in the Victorian Era Dickens was a humanitarian and saw first hand the poverty in the streets of London The starving urchins trying to steal an apple or a handkerchief The void between the rich and the poor This story, like Oliver Twist in my opinion is a masterpiece.The musicals are just, brilliant Christmas is coming, we know its nearEvenings are darker, the cold weather is hereWill there be snow The sky is whiteOr have they be...

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    REREADING IN 2017 BUT I REPEAT EVERYTHING BELOW TO MY UN SCROOGY FRIENDS I wish a most UN SCROOGY Christmas to all my GR Friends With lots of MerrimentChristmas LoveGenerous and very Christmasy GiftsCopious and Delicious FoodNot too much drinkingChristmas GamesAnother watch of The...

  5. says:

    3.5 stars I shall start by introducing you to Ebenezer Scrooge According to the narrator, the cold hearted, unholy and inconsiderate man we have as main character.While he is described as such External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow wasintent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty Foul weather didn t know where to have him The heaviest rain, and s 3.5 stars I shall start by introducing you to Ebenezer Scrooge According to the narrator, the cold hearted, unholy and inconsiderate man we have as main character.While he is described as such External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow wasintent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty Foul weather didn t know where to have him The heaviest rain, and s...

  6. says:

    It s a family tradition to read A Christmas Carol original, unabridged aloud each Christmas season and then to watch at least one film version on Christmas Eve this year it was the Muppets Christmas Carol very authentic with Michael Caine Over the years, we have discussed the 19th century slang and customs enough so that the reading is becoming smoother and smoother without much need for editorial asides This year we focused on favorite phrases Marley was dead, to begin with the m It s a family tradition to read A Christmas Carol original, unabridged aloud each Christmas season and then to watch at least one film version on Christmas Eve this year it was the Muppets Christmas Carol very authentic with Michael Caine Over the years, we have discussed the 19th century slang and customs enough so that the reading is becoming smoother and smoother without much need for editorial asides This year we focused on favorite phrases Marley was dead, to begin with the misanthropic ice , so...

  7. says:

    When I think of Christmas and all those things that make Christmas so special, A Christmas Carol immediately comes to mind right along with family, friends, beautiful Christmas trees, Mom s anise cut out cookies, brilliant holiday light displays, gently falling snow, festive instrumental and choral concerts, midnight mass, and angel trees A Christmas Carol truly is a timeless classic and a beloved tradition, whether you see the movie or read the book The blessing of this treasure is that you d When I think of Christmas and all those things that make Christmas so special, A Christmas Carol immediately comes to mind right along with family, friends, beautiful Christmas trees, Mom s anise cut out cookies, brilliant holiday light displays, gently falling snow, festive instrumental and choral concerts, midnight mass, and angel trees A Christmas Carol truly is a timeless classic and a beloved tradition, whether you see the movie or read the book The blessing of this treasure is that you don t have to celebrate Christmas to enjoy and appreciate this novella The message is there for anyone that celebrates life and family and giving...

  8. says:

    The Christmas reading par excellence A CLASSIC RE IMAGINED ONCE AND AGAIN I can t tell how many times I have watched some adaptation or another of this classic storyBugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, the Real Ghostbusters, live action films, animated TV specials, etcsince this is one of the most adapted stories of all time A truly Christmas classic And this one of the few books that I think one hardly can deny that it s the novel that defines a genre, in this case Chris The Christmas rea...

  9. says:

    I love A Christmas CarolI can t believe I have just NOW read this book I have been watching the MANY movies of A Christmas Carol since I was a little kid My favorite being the one with Albert Finney, that seemed to be the one I watched the most I have it on dvd maybe blu ray, I would have to look and I have the VHS tape for a long time Remember those I also have The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Christmas Carol with Jim Carey You know I think after reading this book I m going to have to I love A Christmas CarolI can t believe I have just NOW read this book I have been watching the MANY movies of A Christmas Carol since I was a little kid My favorite being the one with Albert Finney, that seemed to be the one I watched the most I have it on dvd maybe blu ray, I would have to look and I have the VHS tape for a long time Remember those I also have The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Christmas Carol with Jim Carey You know I think after reading this book I m going to have to dig out the movies and watch the...

  10. says:

    Read for class1 This is the first book I ve finished in September I am so damn excited.2 I have endless love for this story because my mom is obsessed with Christmas movies so I ve seen at least a million adaptations of it Happy to say the book was even better Short and sweet, yet still Dickensian

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