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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books By Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens


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Summary

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.

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books Summary

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens

'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?' Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. 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'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Table of Contents

A Christmas Carol ; The Chimes ; The Cricket on the Hearth ; The Battle of Life ; The Haunted Man

Additional information

NGR9780199536306
9780199536306
0199536309
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-05-08
496
N/A
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