A Christmas Carol Vintage Classics Dickens Series

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Vintage Classic
ISBN: 9781784873448
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'Bah!' said Scrooge, 'Humbug!' Ebenezer Scrooge is unimpressed by Christmas. He has no time for festivities or goodwill toward his fellow men and is only interested in money. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve, his life is changed by a series of ghostly visitations that show him some bitter truths about his choices. A Christmas Carolis Dickens' most influential book and a funny, clever and hugely enjoyable story. INCLUDES 'THE CHIMES' AND 'THE HAUNTED MAN' Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series- A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times Oliver Twist

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307950514
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"Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebeneezer Scrooge feels about Christmas--until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is reminded of what it means to have love in his heart, and what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. A timeless story the whole family will enjoy!

Oliver Twist Vintage Classics Dickens Series

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Vintage Classic
ISBN: 9781784873417
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The archetypal Dickensian tale of the failures of charity and the dangers of individualism in a changing world. 'Please, sir, I want some more.' Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go, however hard he tries to escape. In Oliver Twist, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children, and gives a voice to the disadvantaged and abused. A beautiful and quirky collectible edition as part of the Vintage Classics Dickens series. Also includes: A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times

Dickens At Christmas

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448129621
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A selection of the best of Dickens' Christmas stories and writings, in one beautiful edition It is said that Charles Dickens invented Christmas, and within these pages you'll certainly find all the elements of a quintessential traditional Christmas brought to vivid life: snowy rooftops, gleaming shop windows, steaming bowls of punch, plum puddings like speckled cannon balls, sage and onion stuffing, miracles, magic, charity and goodwill. This beautifully produced Vintage Classics edition gathers together not only Dickens' Christmas Books ('A Christmas Carol', 'The Chimes', 'The Battle of Life','The Cricket on the Hearth' and 'The Haunted Man') but also stories that Dickens wrote for the special seasonal editions of his periodicals All the Year Round and Household Words, and a festive tale from The Pickwick Papers. A must-have for Christmas, this edition should be as necessary to your festivities as holly, mistletoe and silver bells.

A Christmas Carol Illustrated By Arthur Rackham

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473382130
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‘A Christmas Carol’ is a truly wonderful novella, written by Charles Dickens. It was first published in 1843, and met with instant success and critical acclaim. ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a perfect volume for inquisitive children, and tells the story a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge, and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.... Dickens’ Carol was one of the greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England, but, while it brings to the reader images of light, joy, warmth and life, it also brings strong and unforgettable images of what happens when these things are missing. The book has never been out of print since its first publication. ‘A Christmas Carol’ further contains a series of dazzling colour illustrations – by a master of the craft; Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Charles Dicken’s enthralling narrative. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Oliver Twist Vintage Classics Dickens Series

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Vintage Classic
ISBN: 9781784873417
Size: 70.16 MB
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The archetypal Dickensian tale of the failures of charity and the dangers of individualism in a changing world. 'Please, sir, I want some more.' Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go, however hard he tries to escape. In Oliver Twist, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children, and gives a voice to the disadvantaged and abused. A beautiful and quirky collectible edition as part of the Vintage Classics Dickens series. Also includes: A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times

Faulks On Fiction Includes 2 Vintage Classics Great British Villains And The Secret Life Of The Novel

Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446416291
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The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest villains in fiction - from Fagin to Barbara Covett. Also included are two classic novels: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, born into tragedy, runs away to London with the naive hope for a brighter future. In this classic, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins: Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Glyde, a man of many secrets. Can she be protected from a mysterious and potentially fatal plot?

A Vintage Christmas

Author: Various
Publisher: Vintage Classic
ISBN: 9781784875077
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VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. 'There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas' said Charles Dickens. There are also petty jealousies, mournful reminiscences, family feuds, inequalities and injustices, and fakery and excess and shopping, shopping, shopping - all in the name of Christmas. Our best writers have seen it all and written it down, capturing along the way what abides that is good and true in the festive season, and what real magic can be found. Including stories from Charles Dickens, Alice Munro, Louis de Bernieres, Laurie Lee, John Cheever, Anne Enright, Helen Simpson, Raymond Carver and Stella Gibbons. Vintage Minis bring you the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human - from birth to death and everything in between

A Christmas Carol

Author: Joe Landry
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781623849887
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The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying "Bah Humbug!"

A Classic Christmas

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785232273
Size: 40.72 MB
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This beautiful, giftable Christmas collection features timeless works from well-known authors who invite you to a feast of holiday nostalgia. Perhaps no Christmas novel is more beloved than Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and no holiday poem more well-known than Clement Clarke Moore’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Together these classic literary masterpieces warm our hearts and remind us of the joy and love to be discovered anew each Christmas morning. A Classic Christmas features both of these traditional works, as well as other vintage poems and stories that celebrate the timeless truths of the holiday season. This cheerful, collectible treasury makes a wonderful gift for the reader in your life and reminds us that simple gifts of the heart and memories made with loved ones truly are the most meaningful of all. With additional pieces from Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Hans Christian Andersen, and more, A Classic Christmas will become a precious holiday keepsake—a token to be enjoyed by the whole family for years to come. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or as a host or hostess gift Hardcover, giftable size for readers Makes a lovely keepsake companion to A Vintage Christmas: A Collection of Classic Stories and Poems Includes hopeful and encouraging Christmas stories