A Christmas Carol : A Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol : A Ghost Story of Christmas

byCharles Dickens

Kobo ebook | February 3, 2014

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A Christmas Carol : A Ghost Story of Christmas 

This book include Charles Dickens’s biography and his works.

 

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. It tells the story of bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.

 

The book was written and published in early Victorian Era Britain, a period when there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. Dickens's sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.

 

Dickens's Carol was one of the greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England but, while it brings to the reader images of light, joy, warmth and life, it also brings strong and unforgettable images of darkness, despair, coldness, sadness and death. Scrooge himself is the embodiment of winter, and, just as winter is followed by spring and the renewal of life, so too is Scrooge's cold, pinched heart restored to the innocent goodwill he had known in his childhood and youth.

 

Title:A Christmas Carol : A Ghost Story of ChristmasFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 3, 2014Publisher:Tower of SagesLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990043482387

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