A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737703399
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 06/15/2007
Series: Literary Companion
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Introduction11
Charles Dickens: A Biography12
Characters and Plot30
Chapter 1Design and Imagery in A Christmas Carol
1.The Function of Time38
2.A Christmas Carol's Fairy-Tale Format45
3.The Character of the Narrator55
Chapter 2Themes in A Christmas Carol
1.A Christmas Carol and the Search for Lost Innocence68
2.A Christmas Carol and the Economic Man83
3.Scrooge's Dreams91
4.The Conversion of Scrooge101
Chapter 3A Christmas Carol: Dickens's Christmas Vision
1.Dickens's Exaltation of Christmas and Home111
2.Dickens's Defense of Christmas120
3.A Carol for Mankind128
4.A Christmas Carol Is a Superficial Crowd-Pleaser135
Chapter 4Biblical Allusions in A Christmas Carol
1.A Christmas Carol and the Conversion of the Jews140
2.Old and New Testament Worlds in A Christmas Carol145
3.The Three Magi in A Christmas Carol150
Chronology163
For Further Research168
Index170

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