A Christmas Carol / Edition 1

A Christmas Carol / Edition 1

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by Charles Dickens
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551114763

ISBN-13: 9781551114767

Pub. Date: 03/12/2003

Publisher: Broadview Press

One of the best-loved and most quoted stories of "the man who invented Christmas"-English writer Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since. Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn't like. . .and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner,…  See more details below

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One of the best-loved and most quoted stories of "the man who invented Christmas"-English writer Charles Dickens-A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since. Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn't like. . .and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114767
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
03/12/2003
Series:
Broadview Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Charles Dickens: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

A Christmas Carol

Appendix A: Reflections on Christmas

  1. Washington Irving, from The Sketch Book (1822)
  2. Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Dinner” (1836)
  3. Charles Dickens, from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (1836-37)
  4. Thomas K. Hervey, from The Book of Christmas (1837)
  5. John Calcott Horsley / Sir Henry Cole, The First Christmas Card (1843)
  6. Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Tree” (1850)
  7. Charles Dickens, “What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older” (1851)

Appendix B: Child Labor, Education, and the Workhouse

  1. From Report of the Children’s Employment Commission (1842)
  2. From Charles Dickens’s Speech at the First Annual Soiree of the Athenaeum: Manchester (Oct. 5, 1843)
  3. Charles Dickens, “A Walk in a Workhouse” (1850)

Appendix C: From Letters of Charles Dickens

Appendix D: Contemporary Reviews of A Christmas Carol

  1. Charles Mackay, Morning Chronicle (December 19, 1843)
  2. Anon., Athenaeum (December 23, 1843)
  3. Thomas Hood, Hood’s Magazine, (January 4, 1844)
  4. Laman Blanchard, Ainsworth’s Magazine (January 1844)
  5. Anon., The Times (January 7, 1844)
  6. William Makepeace Thackeray, Fraser’s Magazine, (February 1844)

Appendix E: Notable Film, Television, and Radio Adaptations of A Christmas Carol

Works Cited and Recommended Reading

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A Christmas Carol (Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Press Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 511 reviews.
eittodcro More than 1 year ago
This classic is well presented in a very readable format. A good choice.
corinne_ewan More than 1 year ago
A wonderful, quick read during the holiday season. It's a great story that I will most likely come back to again. I seen so many adaptations in movies and plays, it was nice to finally read the original story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great christmas read for all ages. Im 16 and i loved it. There are some typos, but nothing that would make it difficult to understand. I definately would reccomened this book to a friend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The character Ebeneezer Scrooge has to be one of Dicken's famous characters. In his novella, Dickens portrays a man disappointed with himself and who regards the world with contempt. I always thought of the visits by the three spirits as therapy. Modern pyschology hadn't evolved in the 1840s and somehow Scrooge's breakthrough comes through as a recovered patient. I read that Dickens was a contemporary of Karl Marx and as Marx advocated social change to improve the conditions prevalent during that time, Dickens believed that change could come about by social awareness. Laws could be legislated because society felt compassion. The two children Ignorance and Want, who are hidden under the cloak of the Spirit of Christmas Present were not intended only for plot of the story but as a reminder for Dickens' readers. Are not the 21st century readers still having to think of that boy and girl today? The media presents us news of children in refugee camps,starving children, and homeless families. We are confronted with the reality of want during this time of joy.
missmattie More than 1 year ago
I have always loved this book and began a tradition of reading it to my children when they were young. The writing may not be the peak of Dickens's style but is still excellent. And the story never fails to move and entertain me. This year I read it on my new Nook -- and once again, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good, rousing and touching story and a well-written book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book! It was mysterious and funny! Great for all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! When my teacher read it to us for the hoiliday season! It was what I would say fantastic! I looooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeeeddddddd this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its such a good book! What a tridition
matsu More than 1 year ago
This version was crafted with nook's screen in mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVER
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Can anyone lend me this book for school? I don't haveh any money to buy it. Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic - Must have!
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GOOD BOOK!
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Book itself is great, however this ebook copy is terrible and filled with errors, its almost unreadable
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Really good book.One of my favorite classics.