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The Resource A Christmas carol and other Christmas books, Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

A Christmas carol and other Christmas books, Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Label
A Christmas carol and other Christmas books
Title
A Christmas carol and other Christmas books
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Title variation
Christmas carol & other Christmas books
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Language
eng
Summary
A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of the holiday season as is mistletoe or Santa's reindeer. Here is a wonderful collection of Dickens' Christmas stories, graced with many of the original drawings that appeared in the first edition. Pride of place goes to A Christmas Carol, of course, but the book also includes four other marvelous tales: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man . All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire. The volume also features an excellent introduction by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, who offers invaluable background to the Christmas stories, illuminating the social questions they address, outlining their reception and the enduring popularity of "A Christmas Carol," and highlighting how their style and themes resonate in more complex ways in his major fictions. In addition, the book includes two appendices containing Dickens's article, "What Christmas Is As We Grow Older," and facsimile pages from Dickens's reading version of A Christmas Carol. - Publisher
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DLC
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4557.A2
LC item number
D68 2006
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Christmas stories, English
  • Christmas stories, English
Label
A Christmas carol and other Christmas books, Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Christmas carol -- The chimes -- The cricket on the hearth -- The battle of life -- The haunted man
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xlviii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780199204748
Lccn
2006008854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99814376410
  • 9780192806949
  • 9780199204748
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3280544
  • (OCoLC)65207037
  • (OCoLC)ocm65207037
  • 1079995
  • 3280544
Label
A Christmas carol and other Christmas books, Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Christmas carol -- The chimes -- The cricket on the hearth -- The battle of life -- The haunted man
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xlviii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780199204748
Lccn
2006008854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99814376410
  • 9780192806949
  • 9780199204748
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3280544
  • (OCoLC)65207037
  • (OCoLC)ocm65207037
  • 1079995
  • 3280544

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