A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics Christmas Books, Book by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' mythical classic.

"I am the Ghost of Christmas Present," acknowledged the Spirit. "Look upon me!"

The vacation season brings the opportunity to offer, and what greater present is there than essentially the most loved tales within the English language? This yr, we at Atria Books are delivering a loose e-book variation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the fitting significant other for a comfortable evening by means of the fire.

Since its ebook in 1843, A Christmas Carol and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge became literary classics. Illuminated with sensible scholarship and questions for dialogue, this variation makes a captivating package deal that comes with the evidence at the back of the fiction, in addition to the natural pleasure and magic of this undying story concerning the real which means of Christmas.

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Frederick Busch is the author of more than twenty works of fiction, including Closing Arguments, Girls, and The Mutual Friend, a novel about Charles Dickens. The winner of numerous awards, he is the Edgar W. B. Fairchild Professor Emeritus of Literature at Colgate University. , 80 Strand, London WC2R ORL, England Penguin Ireland, 25 St. ) Penguin Group (Australia), 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty. ) Penguin Books India Pvt. , Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R ORL, England Published by Signet Classics, an imprint of New American Library, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Everything else—whether concerning the treatment of the poor, the cruelty of public officers, the public attitude toward poverty, the organization of the underworld, expressions of bigotry—is secondary to the primary concern of the novel: death. Oliver and the other orphaned paupers in the workhouse are told by a large, nasty boy possessed of “a wild, hungry, eye” that he might well eat the small child sleeping beside him. The boys draw straws to see who must act to forestall this cannibalism. The point for us is that they believe that their lives are this contingent—that someone can decide to feast on them and do so if he will.

I shall take a early opportunity of mentioning it to the board, Mrs. ) “You feel as a mother, Mrs. ) “I—I drink your health with cheerfulness, Mrs. Mann,” and he swallowed half of it. “And now about business,” said the beadle, taking out a leathern pocket-book. ” interposed Mrs. Mann, inflaming her left eye with the corner of her apron. ” Mrs. ” “You, Mr. ” “I, Mrs. Mann. We name our fondlings in alphabetical order. The last was a S—Swubble, I named him. This was a T—Twist, I named him. The next one as comes will be Unwin, and the next Vilkins.

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