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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

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Publisher Comments:

A delightful new holiday series featuring five classic Christmas tales in luxurious hardcover editions

Truly stunning book design has become a Penguin Classics tradition. We now introduce a new must-have, collectible series featuring beautiful hardcover editions of some of the best-loved and bestselling Christmas titles of all time. Available in lovely holiday-themed packages, the series includes A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, A Merry Christmas by Louisa May Alcott, Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope, The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol, and The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffman—treasured Christmas tales that make perfect stocking stuffers for readers of all ages.

Synopsis:

This is a one-volume collection of Dickens' most popular Christmas stories and articles. It includes "A Christmas Carol", "The Chimes" and "The Haunted Man" and a few short items from Dickens' journalism on the subject of Christmas.

Synopsis:

This new selection of Dickens's Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon the idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory.

Synopsis:

This new selection of Dickens's Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory. In addition to the beloved A Christmas Carol, this volume includes such festive works as "Christmas Festivities," "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton," "A Christmas Tree," "The Seven Poor Travellers," The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, and a Christmas episode from Master Humphrey's Clock.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was born in Portsmouth, England, one of eight children, grew up in poverty, had little formal education, and yet became the most prominent and revered English Victorian writer as well as a political reporter and journalist. Michael Slater is an emeritus professor at Birkbeck College, London, and past president of the Dickens Fellowship and the Dickens Society of America.

Table of Contents

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings A Dickens Chronology

Introduction

Further Reading

A Note on the Texts

Christmas Festivities

The Story Of The Goblins Who Stole A Sexton

A Christmas Episode From Master Humphrey's Clock

A Christmas Carol

The Haunted Man And The Ghost's Bargain

A Christmas Tree

What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older

The Seven Poor Travellers

Appendix I: Dickens's Prefaces to Collected Editions of The Christmas Books

Appendix II: Dickens's Descriptive Headlines for A Christmas Carol and The Haunted Man

Appendix III: Dickens and The Arabian Nights

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140439052
Editor:
Slater, Michael
Introduction:
Slater, Michael
Introduction by:
Slater, Michael
Introduction:
Slater, Michael
Editor:
Slater, Michael
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Author:
Slater, Michael
Author:
Stanfie
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Christmas stories, English
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
03-5
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.31 x 4.81 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This is a one-volume collection of Dickens' most popular Christmas stories and articles. It includes "A Christmas Carol", "The Chimes" and "The Haunted Man" and a few short items from Dickens' journalism on the subject of Christmas.
"Synopsis" by , This new selection of Dickens's Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon the idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory.

"Synopsis" by ,

This new selection of Dickens's Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory. In addition to the beloved A Christmas Carol, this volume includes such festive works as "Christmas Festivities," "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton," "A Christmas Tree," "The Seven Poor Travellers," The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, and a Christmas episode from Master Humphrey's Clock.

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