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Christmas Books, And, Sketches by Boz, Illustrative of Everyday Life and Every-day People - Charles Dickens
Christmas Books, And, Sketches by Boz, Illustrative of Everyday Life and Every-day People
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 2940024125496 (0024125490)
Publisher: J.R. Osgood and Co.
Edition language: English
Series: Christmas Books (#1)
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4.5 A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics)
Many years ago when I was just a youngster who was lost in the world and knew nothing, I turned on our very small grey-colored television set that was based in our living room, and saw the character of Ebenezer Scrooge for the very first time in a Muppet Movie. Back then, I didn't actually understan...
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2.0
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 ...
Sarah (I like big books and I cannot lie)
Sarah (I like big books and I cannot lie) rated it
3.5 Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens
So this contains a lot of Dickens’ not-so-well-known shorter works, published in the Christmas numbers of his publications, All The Year Round (which he amusingly refers to in “Somebody’s Luggage”) and Household Words. The first four are kind of weird (see individual notes below). Just when the stor...
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michael rated it
4.0 Christmas Books (The Oxford Illustrated Dickens)
The Christmas Books, while not always being set during the festive season, each exemplify some aspect of the spirit of charity and "goodwill to all men" that Dickens felt so important in the celebration of Christ's birth, and which he did so much to forge into what is now seen as "a traditional Chri...
Raging Biblioholism
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4.0 A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
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 ...
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