A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories brings together all five Christmas books that Charles Dickens wrote between 1843 and 1848. In addition to the title tale--one of Dickens's best-known works and a beloved classic of nineteenth century literature--it includes "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Battle of Life," and "The Haunted Man"--stories that Dickens hoped would, as he wrote, "awaken some loving and forebearing thoughts" in his readers. Through these immensely popular tales Dickens's name became synonymous, in the minds of his audience, with the warm tidings of the Christmas season.
This volume also collects another sixteen stories, three written in collaboration with Wilkie Collins, and all published in the Christmas issues of the two magazines Dickens edited between 1850 and 1870, Household Words and All the Year Round. These works also celebrate the virtues of home, hearth, and holiday cheer.
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors, in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.
About the Author
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.
Date of Birth:February 7, 1812
Date of Death:June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
So the Yuletide season started a little early for me, as I started reading this book already in october. I'm a big Charles Dickens fan, so I had to get a collection of his christmas stories as well! And some of these I had never even read before, so it was a nice experience. The collection starts off with the five christmas books, with A Christmas Carol first of course and ending with The Haunted Man. Then we have a good bunch of other christmas stories, which I thought were really cute. And lastly, we have stories he wrote with Wilkie Collins. They appear in the book in the order of which I liked the most, hahah. So this thing is about 750 pages, so it may be too much to read for some. There's also a matching pocket-sized book that just contains A Christmas Carol, and I highly recommend everyone to go buy that. If you're a book-lover and a fast reader like me (lol well, I spent a month reading this, but I do have a life, so), you should totally get this, and enjoy the holiday season.
Another great addition to this series. The book is nicely made, and the stories timeless and beautiful.
beautiful I loved it!!!