Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. After reading Christmas Carol, the notoriously reculsive Thomas Carlyle was "seized with a perfect convulsion of hospitality" and threw not one but two Christmas dinner parties. The impact of the story may not always have been so dramatic but, along with Dickens other Christmas writings, it has had a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and about the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory.
About the Author
Michael Slater is Emeritus Professor at Birkbeck College, London & a past President of the Dickens Fellowship & the Dickens Society of America.
Date of Birth:February 7, 1812
Date of Death:June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington
Table of Contents
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas WritingsA Dickens Chronology
A Note on the Texts
The Story Of The Goblins Who Stole A Sexton
A Christmas Episode From Master Humphrey's Clock
A Christmas Carol
The Haunted Man And The Ghost's Bargain
A Christmas Tree
What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older
The Seven Poor Travellers
Appendix I: Dickens's Prefaces to Collected Editions of The Christmas Books
Appendix II: Dickens's Descriptive Headlines for A Christmas Carol and The Haunted Man
Appendix III: Dickens and The Arabian Nights
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This rating is for the story "A Christmas Carol" only. I read the other stories, but would only give them 3 or 2 stars.
This is a very famous story written by Charles Dickens.The main character Scrooge is very cold man.He hates a Christmas Day and loves money.So on Christmas Eve three spirits visite him to teach him important things.This is very warm story and I like it.
A Christmas Carol was excellent. Had trouble following some of The Haunted Man, but the passages about the baby were hilarious.