A Christmas Carol: And Other Christmas Stories
A timeless collection no miser should be without. Every Christmas season, this heartwarming tale stirs in us the feelings of forgiveness and repentance that transform Scrooge from miser-"Bah, humbug!"-to merrymaker. Dickens's other Christmas stories in this collection also evoke both the tragedy... show more
A timeless collection no miser should be without. Every Christmas season, this heartwarming tale stirs in us the feelings of forgiveness and repentance that transform Scrooge from miser-"Bah, humbug!"-to merrymaker. Dickens's other Christmas stories in this collection also evoke both the tragedy of those who lack the Yuletide spirit and the joy of those who raise a wassail cup to goodwill toward men.
Publish date: October 10th 1984
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, Short Stories
Christmas writings seem to often be drenched in nostalgia - even T.S. Eliot succumbed to it with The Cultivation of Christmas Trees. Dylan Thomas is another example. Dickens is no exception, with additional syrupy sentimentalism and overt Christian evangelism mixed with supernatural elements. Other ...
I genuinely liked the short essays/stories better than the novellas (including "A Christmas Carol") - although all of the stories show Dickens at his best, perhaps because he was most engaged and free to write however he pleased. The tales are more fantastical than his other writings and that free ...
"A Christmas Carol" is of course worthy of five stars, but as this is a review of the entire volume as a whole, I have settled on four stars.You can't say "Christmas" without saying "Dickens". It is an undying rule, and also a tribute to how great a writer Dickens truly was. How he managed to captur...
Oh, Dickens... you've done it again. Pulling at my heartstrings during this special time of year, Christmas. I'm so glad I decided to read this during the Holiday. You see, I'm always left with a bad feeling during Christmas because it makes me so neurotic. Cleaning, shopping, making food, parties, ...
Wonderful story, but this edition was mixed in with a lot of other not so great stories by Dickens. I prefer Great Expectations any day.
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