A Christmas Carol, The Chimes & The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Generations of readers were enchanted via Dickens’s A Christmas Carol—the so much pleased ghost tale ever written, and the unforgettable story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ethical regeneration. Written in precisely a number of weeks, A Christmas Carol famously recounts the plight of Bob Cratchit, whose relations unearths pleasure even in poverty, and the transformation of his miserly boss Scrooge as he's visited via the ghosts of Christmas earlier, current, and future.

From Scrooge’s “"Bah!" and “"Humbug!" to Tiny Tim’s "“God bless us each one!" A Christmas Carol shines with heat, decency, kindness, humility, and the worth of the vacations. yet underneath its sentimental floor, A Christmas Carol bargains one other of Dickens’s sharply serious graphics of a brutal society, and an inspiring get together of the opportunity of non secular, mental, and social change.

This new quantity collects Dickens’s 3 "most popular “Christmas Books," together with The Chimes, a brand new Year’s story, and The Cricket at the Hearth, whose eponymous creature continues to be silent in the course of sorrow and chirps amid happiness.

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There舗s another fellow,舡 muttered Scrooge, who overheard him; 舠my clerk, with fifteen shillings a week, and a wife and family, talking about a merry Christmas. 舡 This lunatic, in letting Scrooge舗s nephew out, had let two other people in. They were portly gentlemen, pleasant to behold, and now stood, with their hats off, in Scrooge舗s office. They had books and papers in their hands, and bowed to him. 舠Scrooge and Marley舗 I believe,舡 said one of the gentlemen, reThe mirth-wrinkles left the listeners舗 faces, and they waited with parting lips.

They often 舠came down舡 handsomely, and Scrooge never did. Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, 舠My dear Scrooge, how are you? 舡 No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o舗clock, no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to such and such a place of Scrooge. 舡 But what did Scrooge care! It was the very thing he liked. To edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance, was what the knowing ones call 舠nuts舡 to Scrooge.

A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth ISBN-13: 978-1-59308-033-4 ISBN-10: 1-59308-033-6 eISBN : 97-8-141-14319-1 LC Control Number 2003114357 Produced and published in conjunction with: Fine Creative Media, Inc. 322 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10001 Michael J. Fine, President & Publisher Printed in the United States of America QM 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 CHARLES DICKENS Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles.

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