A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

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'Every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding'

Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the season. Dickens's other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton'; 'The Haunted Man'; and shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates Christmas as a time of geniality, charity and remembrance.


Edited with an introduction by MICHAEL SLATER
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 247g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • illustrations, notes
  • 0140439056
  • 9780140439052
  • 86,091

Table of contents

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas WritingsA 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
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Review Text

This new selection of Dickens's Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our...
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About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter, journalist & novelist. His novels include Great Expectations, David Copperfield & Bleak House.
Michael Slater is Emeritus Professor at Birkbeck College, London & a past President of the Dickens Fellowship & the Dickens Society of America.
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