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Charles Dickens ✓ 9 Summary Free download í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Charles Dickens Download Ì A Christmas CarolThe ChimesThe Cricket on the Hearth ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ions of readers have been enchanted by Dickens’s A Christmas Carol the most cheerful ghost story ever written and the unforgettable tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s moral regeneration Written in just a few weeks A Christmas Carol famously recounts the plight of Bob Cratchit whose family finds joy even in poverty and the transformation of his miserly boss Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past present and futureFrom Scrooge’s “Bah” and “Humbug” to Tiny Tim’s “God bless us every one” A Christmas Carol shines with warmth decency kindness humility and the value of the holidays But beneath its sentimental surface A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol was wonderful It was just like seeing the movie but better because prose on paper really stimulates the imagination much Scrooge is a man who had lost his hope and it showed in how his heart seemed to shrink and his world with it He got a second chance when he was visited by the three ghosts on a cold Christmas Eve Just like the movie this story made me cry I guess some would call me sentimental I don t know if that s the right word But I love to see a person go from the dark to the light emotionally This is the evolution we see with Scrooge 5 Stars If you love the movies you really should read this story I don t think you d regret it It is very readable and keeps your interestI can t really say that for The Chimes This story moved pretty slowly and it took a while to figure out where Dickens was going At first it read like a satire against the upper class and the government in its treatment of the poor and the working class Then it seemed as though it was a story about being grateful for what one has and appreciating the time that you have with your family It was an ambitious story and I liked the elements of the ghosts of regret I think that manifested themselves as the chiming of bells that Totty our protagonist makes his daily routine around Some parts were really tedious and some parts were beautiful and poignant At the end I could only give this one 35 stars because it was a difficult and somewhat unrewarding read for this reader If you have read The Chimes I would love some feedback on what you believe was the point of this storyI have started The Cricket on the Hearth and it s really hard to focus my attention on the writing I haven t given up yet Soldier onUpdate I ve come to the conclusion that life is too short to keep trying to read The Cricket on the Hearth It s dreadfully boring I can feel my hair growing as I try to read it I feel that I did my best with it and I m calling this one a day I will have to give this one a rating of 1 star because it was too boring to finish reading So my overall rating is four stars because of my love for A Christmas Carol and my half hearted enjoyment of The Chimes I pray that Dickens longer fiction isn t dry like this I d really like to read some of it

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Charles Dickens ✓ 9 Summary Free download í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Charles Dickens Download Ì A Christmas CarolThe ChimesThe Cricket on the Hearth ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Offers another of Dickens’s sharply critical portraits of a brutal society and an inspiring celebration of the possibility of spiritual psychological and social changeThis new volume collects Dickens’s three most renowned “Christmas Books” including The Chimes a New Year’s tale and The Cricket on the Hearth whose eponymous creature remains silent during sorrow and chirps amid happinessKatharine Kroeber Wiley the daughter of a scholar and a sculptor has a degree in English Literature from Occidental College Her work has appeared in Boundary Two and the recent book Lore of the Dolphin She is currently working on a book on Victorian Christmas writin. When my daughter was in college I gave her English professor a small plum pudding for Christmas and in return she presented me with a copy of this book which I cherish and try to read a bit each ChristmasThis year I m starting with A Cricket on the Hearth

Charles Dickens ✓ 9 Summary

Charles Dickens ✓ 9 Summary Free download í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Charles Dickens Download Ì A Christmas CarolThe ChimesThe Cricket on the Hearth ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub A Christmas Carol The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens is part of the Barnes Noble Classics  series which offers uality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes Noble ClassicsAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest Barnes Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works Generat. Three books in one A Christmas Carol is the story about a tight fisted bitter and selfish miser in 19th century London who despises all that brings joy and comfort has a plethora of adaptations but is best in it s originalEbenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by three ghosts who show him the evil of his ways and its conseuencesA Christmas Carol is one of Dickens s most famous narratives and written in lively intelligent penetrating and witty prose a prime example of Dickens s literary geniusCertainly there is the very strong theme for which Dickens works are well known about social injustice and poverty which we read in such works as Oliver Twist David Copperfield Bleak House and Hard TimesIt is also a ghost story for which Dickens also showed a flare although his other ghost stories are less well known but eually enthrallingEssentially the story revived the spirit and message of Christmas and contains a powerful social message about those members of the wealthier classes who shun responsibility for the less fortunate people in their countrySuch pearls as the following light up this storyMen s courses will foreshadow certain ends which if persevered in must lead but if the courses be departed from the ends will changeCharming and engaging in it s originalThe Chimes is a follow up of A Christmas Carol but not nearly as well known while the protagonist of A Christmas Carol is a wealthy employer who despises the poor the protagonist of this novel is one of the poor himself lowly porter Trotty who sadly has been infused with feeling of low self worth with which he views the working class as a wholeHis daughter Meg is engaged to married to Richard and while he has misgivings Trotty hides them but then three pompous judgemental upper class figures visit and make Trotty Meg and Richard feel they have barely any right to exist let alone marryThe bottom lines is Trotty s feelings are a large part of what is running his family he will not allow his daughter to marry because of that the upper class villains have said and his dream when he visits the church bells at midnight on New Years EVe provide the nightmare of what is set to happen and the waking up seeming to bring deliverance and happiness and the tragedy avertedImportant essay on class and culture in 19th century Britain and relevant as ever today in a country where the native working class are still despised by the middle classes and elites and called names like chavs and made to feel they have no right to exist and accused of myriad of things from being feckless and lazy that the men are yobs and the women slags as one middle class academic I overheard and now native working class are being persecuted with accusations of racism to boot Many sleep in the streets and need food banks to surviveNothing has really changed and it is sadThe Cricket on the Hearth is A heartwarming tale about a middle aged carrier John Peerybingle his young wife Dot the long suffering Caleb Plummer the latter s blind daughter Bertha and Caleb s tight fisted and spiteful employer Mr TackletonThe cricket on the hearth of the delivery man and his wife s home is the guardian spirit of the family and warns them of all sorts of things to comeWhen Tackleton leads John to believe his wife is involved with a young man it is the cricket who must act as the voice of reason and point the way to the truth of her innocence making for a happy endingI did like the turn of phraseespecially Dot s and the humour and those who say that this novella lacked Dicken s usual wordcraft were missing something

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • A Christmas CarolThe ChimesThe Cricket on the Hearth
  • Charles Dickens
  • English
  • 23 February 2018
  • 9781593080334