A Christmas Carol

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Broadview Press, Mar 12, 2003 - Fiction - 239 pages
46 Reviews
Emerging from Dickens's preoccupation in the early 1840s with issues of poverty, ignorance, and cruelty, this classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve, was first published in 1843 to strong reviews and popular success. The Broadview edition uses the first edition with original drawings by John Leech. This edition also includes Washington Irving's descriptions of English Christmas customs; essays by Dickens on Christmas, and his essay "A Walk in a Workhouse"; a British government report on the lives of child labourers; a speech by Dickens on the importance of educating the poor; selected letters; contemporary reviews; and a listing of film, television, and radio adaptations of the book.
  

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Review: A Christmas Carol (Christmas Books #1)

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Disclaimer: I haven't read this novella in prose form all the way through. But I have read and acted in a play adaptation of it (and seen several film adaptations which I don't count towards such ... Read full review

Review: A Christmas Carol (Christmas Books #1)

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An excellent read. Refreshing to read it again after so many years. Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Introduction
9
A Brief Chronology
31
A Note on the Text
33
A Christmas Carol
35
Reflections on Christmas
127
2 Charles Dickens A Christmas Dinner 1836
138
3 Charles Dickens from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club 183637
142
Child Labor Education and the Workhouse
187
Manchester October 5 1843
197
3 Charles Dickens A Walk in the Workhouse 1850
201
From Letters of Charles Dickens
208
Contemporary Reviews of A Christmas Carol
221
2 Anon Athenaeum December 23 1843
223
4 Laman Blanchard Ainsworths Magazine January 1844
226
5 Anon The Times January 7 1844
230

4 Thomas K Hervey from The Book of Christmas 1837
154
5 John Calcott HorsleySir Henry Cole The First Christmas Card 1843
167
6 Charles Dickens A Christmas Tree 1850
168
7 Charles Dickens What Christmas Is As We Grow Older 1851
182
6 William Makepeace Thackeray Frasers Magazine February 1844
231
Notable Film Television and Radio Adaptations of A Christmas Carol
233
Select Bibliography
238
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About the author (2003)

Richard Kelly is a Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the editor of the Broadview edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2000).

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