Cuento de Navidad (Spanish Edition) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Un cuento de Navidad (t?tulo original en ingl?s: "A Christmas
Carol"
) es una novela corta escrita por el brit?nico Charles Dickens en
1843. En ella se habla de c?mo una persona hura?a puede cambiar su ...

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Cuento de Navidad (Spanish Edition)

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Overview

Un cuento de Navidad (título original en inglés: "A Christmas
Carol"
) es una novela corta escrita por el británico Charles Dickens en
1843. En ella se habla de cómo una persona huraña puede cambiar su actitud en
Navidad.


Para escribir la obra, Dickens se basó en la realidad denigrante del Reino
Unido durante la revolución industrial en el siglo XIX: el maltrato de los niños
y jóvenes que trabajaban y estudiaban en las condiciones más crueles en la
sociedad proletaria; para ello, leyó informes del parlamento británico sobre las
condiciones de miseria en los menores de edad.


Dickens abogaba por una actitud más benévola y caritativa con los niños, pues
las condiciones de la era victoriana les eran adversas como la prostitución, la
mendicidad, el trato a los obreros y el aumento de la población a consecuencia
de la industrialización del país y el colonialismo británico en el mundo.


Inmediatamente después de su publicación, la obra tuvo un éxito rotundo que
se divulgaría dentro de su país de origen y luego alrededor del mundo. El propio
autor recibió numerosas cartas de felicitación y elogio y con ello revivió la
navidad en el Reino Unido, que había estado prohibida en tiempos de Oliver
Cromwell, así como resaltar la realidad de los hijos de la revolución
industrial.


Al paso del tiempo se ha convertido en lectura obligatoria para todo el que
celebre las festividades navideñas de cada año; incluso desde la segunda mitad
del siglo XX existen versiones y adaptaciones de dibujos animados, cine, radio y
televisión.


- Extraído de Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607788744
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 916,094
  • File size: 227 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life -- along with his memorable characters -- have made him beloved by readers the world over. In Dickens' books live some of the most repugnant villains in literature, as well as some of the most likeable (and unlikely) heroes.

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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