A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141195858
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up


Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. After reading Christmas Carol, the notoriously reculsive Thomas Carlyle was “seized with a perfect convulsion of hospitality” and threw not one but two Christmas dinner parties. The impact of the story may not always have been so dramatic but, along with Dickens other Christmas writings, it has had a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and about the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory.
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Charles Dickens, Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by: Michael Slater


Hardcover Classics
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Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Gustave Flaubert

Table of Contents

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas WritingsA Dickens Chronology
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

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