A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books A Christmas Carol Has Gripped The Public Imagination Since It Was First Published In 1843, And It Is Now As Much A Part Of The Holiday Season As Is Mistletoe Or Santa S Reindeer Here Is A Wonderful Collection Of Dickens Christmas Stories, Graced With Many Of The Original Drawings That Appeared In The First Edition Pride Of Place Goes To A Christmas Carol, Of Course, But The Book Also Includes Four Other Marvelous Tales 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 The Volume Also Features An Excellent Introduction By Robert Douglas Fairhurst, Who Offers Invaluable Background To The Christmas Stories, Illuminating The Social Questions They Address, Outlining Their Reception And The Enduring Popularity Of A Christmas Carol And Highlighting How Their Style And Themes Resonate In Complex Ways In His Major Fictions In Addition, The Book Includes Two Appendices Containing Dickens S Article, What Christmas Is As We Grow Older And Facsimile Pages From Dickens S Reading Version Of A Christmas Carol. Five Christmas novellas from 1843 1848, Dickens s Xmas crazy period followed by the rest of his career , ranging from the oft forgotten title piece who reads that any to the four others read religiously in homes from Puerto Rico to Portsmouth or have I mixed that up The Chimes is the grittiest of these moralistic, blatantly sentimental novellas, with its imagined descent into degradation and squalor if the protag refuses to cherish Xmas, and The Cricket on the Hearth is the most Five Christmas novellas from 1843 1848, Dickens s Xmas crazy period followed by the
When it comes to Christmas books, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is probably the first book that comes to mind Published in 1843, this novella was an instant success and has been a beloved classic since then I am not going to go into a plot summary because I believe most people know the story but if you don t, go watch A Muppet s Christmas Carol Told in five staves similar to stanzas or verses this book has been adapted so many times that A Christmas Carol has just become a part of th When it comes to Christmas books, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is probably the first book that comes to mind Published in 1843, this novella was an instant success and has been a beloved classic sinc
I liked A Christmas Carol, I liked The Chimes and I liked Cricket on the Hearth The last two stories however, weren t that great in my opinion I didn t get into the story of The Battle of Life at all until I was well past the first half of it It wasn t entirely bad because of a few characters I liked I also liked the little scene at the inn Come to think of it, that s probably where I finally stopped sighing and got interested insteadThe Haunted Man was entertainable at most It didn t m I liked A Christmas Carol, I liked The Chimes and I liked Cricket on the Hearth The last two stories however, weren t that great in my opinion I didn t get into the story of The Battle of Life at all until I was well past the first half of it It wasn t entirely bad because of a few characters I liked I also liked the little scene at the inn Come to think of it, that s probably where I finally stopped sighing and got interested insteadThe Haunted Man was entertainable at most It didn t move
A Christmas Carol 5 5 If you make time to read one Christmas book, make it this one Really enjoyed this re read Who doesn t love the tale of Mister Scrooge finally finding his Christmas Spirit If you never read it before, you will know the story as you ve no doubt seen it in one of its many adaptations over the years The best being The Muppets Christmas Carol But this doesn t take any enjoyment away from it Some awesome sentences in here I find myself wanting to shout There s mo A Christmas Carol 5 5 If you make time to read one Christmas book, make it this one Really enjoyed this re read Who doesn t love the tale of Mister Scrooge finally finding his Christmas Spirit If you never read it before, you will know the story as you ve no doubt seen it in one of its many adaptations over the years The best being The Muppets Christmas Carol But this doesn t take any enjoyment away from it Some awesome sentences in here I find myself wanting to shout There sof gravy than of grave about you randomly at people but I ve held back so far I also love this one Oh But he was a tight fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, c
To begin at the beginning,A Christmas Carolis superb It s the foundation myth of the secular Christmas for a good reason and no matter how many times you ve seen, read or heard any number of different interpretations, the original still maintains an ability to pull on heartstrings Yes, it moralises surely the entire point of the story but somehow it avoids being patronising, just as it can somehow remain magical without being at all mawkish.Given its incredible power and success, it shou To begin at the beginning,A Christmas Carolis superb It s the foundation myth of the secular Christmas for a good reason and no matter how many times you ve seen, read or heard any number of different interpretations, the original still maintains an ability to pull on heartstrings Yes, it moralises surely the entire point of the story but somehow it avoids being patronising, just as it can somehow remain magical without being at all mawkish.Given its incredible power and success, it should be no surprise that both Charles Dickens and his publishers wished to capitalise on it Whilst Dickens can hardly be accused of being a one hit wonder it s certainly fair to apply that epithet when we re considering this pa
I keep forgetting how much I like Dickens s writing, even if it was padded out to earnmoney I keep saying that everytime I read Dickens but it s true.For a challenge I m doing I decided to read The Cricket on the Hearth, but I couldn t find it as a standalone at the library So I picked up this one which has four other Christmas tales as well Of course it has A Christmas Carol and I wasn t going to read that one again, but I caved and did It s as delightful as it was the first time.The I keep forgetting how much I like Dickens s writing, even if it was padded out to earnmoney I keep saying that ever
Besides A Christmas Carol, the other stories in this collection are good to read during Christmas, but don t expect anything better Most of these seemed like Dickens wrote for the money rather than actually wanting to write the story Never read his other short stories, but I m aware his novels aren t as fantastical as these stories Maybe he was writing out of his element here IMO, Dickens is a better novelist than writing short stories and novellas.This edition contains A Christmas Carol, th Besides A Christmas Carol, the other stories in this collection are good to read during Christmas, but don t expect anything better Most of these seemed like Dickens wrote for the money rather than actually wanting to write the story Never read his other short stories, but I m aware his novels aren t as fantastical as these stories Maybe he was writing out of his element here IMO, Dickens is a better noveli
Only read A Christmas Carol and The Chimes in the Christmas of 2016.I ll save the rest of the stories for next year. A mixed bag of Dickens, though all inferior to his longer works he seems to thriveon a large canvas Christmas Carol is easily the most magical and inventive which accounts for its continued popularity The Chimes is insipid and partly a knockoff of A Christmas Carol, while The Cricket on the Hearth and The Battle of Life are pleasant but pedestrian love stories None have much of the verve, wit and semantic gymnastics that make a true Dickens classic.Interesting to compare A Christmas A mixed bag of Dickens, though all inferior to his longer works he seems to thriveon a large canvas Christmas Carol is easily the most magical and inventive which accounts for its continued popularity The Chimes is insipid and partly a knockoff of A Christmas Carol, while The Cricket on the Hearth and The Battle of Life are pleasant but pedestrian love stories None have much of the verve, wit and semantic gymnastics that make a true Dickens classic.Interesting to compare A Christmas Carol to the final Christmas book, The Haunted Man and the Ghost s Bargain, which I thought second best in this collection Where the first Christmas book is all fizz and bubble, the final one is dark and mournful the message of the former is to be charitable and loving to all, whereas the message of the latter is to remember our sorrows because they make us better people One gets the feeling that in the intervening years between writing the two, Dickens attitude to life changed To quote Coleridge, A sadder and a wi
This time around my reading was just of A Christmas Carol the idea of experiencing these stories one every year appeals to me, for that sor less how they appeared between 1843 1848 or so Having attended The Great Dickens Fair to much delight and having performed a small role in my school s community production of A Christmas Carol , I have to say that there s no substitute for reading Dickens writing Set a fire in the hearth, grab this beautiful edition, and take a tour with spir This time around my reading was just of A Christmas Carol the idea of experiencing these stories one every year appeals to me, for that sor less how they appeared between 1843 1848 or so Having attended The Great Dickens Fa

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  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books
  • Charles Dickens
  • English
  • 25 July 2018
  • 0192806947