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A Christmas carol & other stories
DDC: 823.8 full
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'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'.
Table Of Contents
A Christmas carol
The chimes
The cricket on the hearth
The battle of life
The haunted man
Appendix 1: What Christmas is, as we grow older
Appendix 2: Dicken's reading version of A Christmas carol
Explanatory notes.
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Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870, Christmas carol & other stories