A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics)
Dicken's Christmas writings-in a new, sumptuous, and delightful clothbound edition. Dickens's classic A Christmas Carol has had significant influence on our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory. This handsome edition features appendices... show more
Dicken's Christmas writings-in a new, sumptuous, and delightful clothbound edition. Dickens's classic A Christmas Carol has had significant influence on our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory. This handsome edition features appendices on A Christmas Carol and The Haunted Man, an essay on Dickens and The Arabian Nights, and Dickens's prefaces to the collected editions of the Christmas books.
Publish date: November 25th 2010
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 325
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.