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If the weather outside is frightful, draw up a chair to the fire, get the chesnuts roasting, and find an echo to every mood in this collection of funny, surprising, moving and magical festive stories from some of our greatest authors. Including stories from Laurie Lee, Truman Capote, Kenneth Graham, John Cheever, Sue Towsend, Nancy Mitford, Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, John Julius Norwich, P.G. Wodehouse and Stella Gibbons, among many others.
Provides a comprehensive reference to short fiction from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Commonwealth, featuring some of the most popular writers and works.
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.
This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Dickens’s immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, features: • All of the original full-color and b&w illustrations by John Leech • 20 additional woodcut engravings by Sol Eytinge Jr. from the 1869 American edition by Ticknor & Fields • A helpful introduction, author bio, and bibliography Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old curmudgeon who spurns Christmas as a “humbug,” is given the chance to redeem himself through the intervention of four Spirits on Christmas Eve. If reading Dickens’s most beloved story doesn't put you in the true spirit of Christmas, you may be beyond redemption. As Scrooge’s nephew Fred said, “I have always thought of Christmas time…as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” Or as Tiny Tim put it more succinctly, “God bless us every one!”
The Cambridge History of the English Short Story is the first comprehensive volume to capture the literary history of the English short story. Charting the origins and generic evolution of the English short story to the present day, and written by international experts in the field, this book covers numerous transnational and historical connections between writers, modes and forms of transmission. Suitable for English literature students and scholars of the English short story generally, it will become a standard work of reference in its field.
13 Christmas stories by Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol A Christmas Tree What Christmas is as we Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's Story The Schoolboy's Story Nobody's Story The Chimes Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Somebody's Luggage Going into Society Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings The Christmas Goblins
In Christmas Around the Fire, Ryan Topping invites the reader to turn off the television set, put down the device, quiet ourselves, and gather our loved ones to share some of the best writing, in a variety of forms, about Christmas. Whether or not, your family has an actual fireplace around which to gather is not so important, but it helps!
From reviews of volume five "The appearance of a volume of the Pilgrim Edition of Dickens's letters is an event of great moment in the world of English literary scholarship.... Indispensable to the scholar and of absorbing interest to the general reader."--English Studies. "Any true admirer of Dickens ought to be left both stunned and delighted by the wealth of material in this fifth volume of the monumental Pilgrim Letters."--The Dickensian. "Generous in scope, diverse in subject matter, rich in annotation, the work is a central resource not simply for devotees of Dickens but for students of virtually every aspect of 19th-century civilization."--Nineteenth-Century Fiction. The sixth volume features 1,592 letters--668 of them previously unpublished--covering 1850 to 1852, years of great creativity in which Dickens finished David Copperfield, and began work on Bleak House.
Classic from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, language: English, comment: Volume VI includes: Plated Article, A Poor Man's Tale of a Patent, The Poor Relation's Story, Prince Bull, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble - Once Mayor of Mudfog, The Schoolboy's Story, The Seven Poor Travellers, The Signal Man, abstract: Plated Article Putting up for the night in one of the chiefest towns of Staffordshire, I find it to be by no means a lively town. In fact, it is as dull and dead a town as any one could desire not to see. It seems as if its whole population might be imprisoned in its Railway Station. The Refreshment Room at that Station is a vortex of dissipation compared with the extinct town-inn, the Dodo, in the dull High Street. ...] *** A Poor Man's Tale of a Patent I am not used to writing for print. What working-man, that never labours less (some Mondays, and Christmas Time and Easter Time excepted) than twelve or fourteen hours a day, is? But I have been asked to put down, plain, what I have got to say; and so I take pen-and-ink, and do it to the best of my power, hoping defects will find excuse. ...] *** The Poor Relation's Story He was very reluctant to take precedence of so many respected members of the family, by beginning the round of stories they were to relate as they sat in a goodly circle by the Christmas fire; and he modestly suggested that it would be more correct if "John our esteemed host" (whose health he begged to drink) would have the kindness to begin. ...] *** Prince Bull Once upon a time, and of course it was in the Golden Age, and I hope you may know when that was, for I am sure I don't, though I have tried hard to find out, there lived in a rich and fertile country, a powerful Prince whose name was BULL. ...] *** Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble - Once Mayor of Mudfog Mudfog is a pleasant town-a remarkably pleasant town-situated in a charming hollow by the side of a river, from which river, Mudf

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