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Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

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ISBN-10: 0140439056

ISBN-13: 9780140439052

Edition: 2003

Authors: Charles Dickens, Michael Slater, Michael Slater, Charles Dickens

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This new selection of Dickens's Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory. In addition to the beloved A Christmas Carol, this volume includes such festive works as "Christmas Festivities," "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton," "A Christmas Tree," "The Seven Poor Travellers," The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, and a Christmas episode from Master Humphrey's Clock.
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Book details

List price: $11.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

One of the pioneers of 20th century American literature, Jack London specialized in tales of adventure inspired by his own experiences. London was born in San Francisco in 1876. At 14, he quit school and became an "oyster pirate," robbing oyster beds to sell his booty to the bars and restaurants in Oakland. Later, he turned on his pirate associates and joined the local Fish Patrol, resulting in some hair-raising waterfront battles. Other youthful activities included sailing on a seal-hunting ship, traveling the United States as a railroad tramp, a jail term for vagrancy and a hazardous winter in the Klondike during the 1897 gold rush. Those experiences converted him to socialism, as he…    

A Dickens Chronology
Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Texts
Christmas Festivities
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
Dickens's Prefaces to Collected Editions of The Christmas Books
Dickens's Descriptive Headlines for A Christmas Carol and The Haunted Man
Dickens and The Arabian Nights
Notes