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Christmas Books

by Charles Dickens

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Series: The Christmas Books of Charles Dickens (Samlingsvolym 1-5, noveller)

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The Christmas Books teem with colourful characters like Tilly Slowboy, Mr. Chute, Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Milly Swidger and the venomous old Tackleton. This anthology collects five of Dickens's most well-known Christmas stories.
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    The Phantom Carriage by Selma Lagerlöf (andejons)
    andejons: It's almost like Lagerlöf set out to write a follow-up to Dicken's five Christmas stories: Set at Christmas or New Years Eve: check. Social commentary: check. Supernatural mechanisms: check. Reformed characters: check. Her book is a bit more scary and less cheerful, though.… (more)
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    The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: The Greatest Gift is the book that was turned into It's a Wonderful Life, probably the second best Christmas story after A Christmas Carol!

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  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
Dickens stories are always welcome. Includes: A Christmas Carol; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Chimes; The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain; The Battle of Life.
  lorsomething | Apr 14, 2020 |
A Christmas Carol is a perennial favourite. The Chimes has its moments, but the rest of what I read is rather dull. Unfinished and now listed on bookmooch ( )
  sf_addict | Jan 24, 2018 |
A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth. Beautifully written.A delight to spend time with a gentler version of English.
The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man. Darker stories requiring the readers greater attention ( )
  TheWasp | Jan 5, 2018 |
  edkotarski | Apr 26, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Charles Dickensprimary authorall editionscalculated
Atwood, MargaretIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Birch, ReginaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brereton, D. N.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Browne, H.K.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chesterton, G.K.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doyle, RichardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Farjeon, EleanorIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glancy, RuthEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Landseer, EdwinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leech, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maclise, DanielIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meyer, MargitÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
PhizIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schücking, ElisabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stanfield, ClarksonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The narrow space within which it was necessary to confine these Christmas Stories when they were originally published, rendered their construction a matter of some difficulty, and almost necessitated what is peculiar in their machinery. (Author's Preface)
Marley was dead, to begin with. (A Christmas Carol)
There are not many people - and as it is desirable that a story-teller and a story-reader should establish a mutual understanding as soon as possible, I beg it to be noticed that I confine this observation neither to young people nor to little people, but extend it to all conditions of people: little and big, young and old: yet growing up, or already growing down again - there are not, I say, many people who would care to sleep in a church. (The Chimes)
The kettle began it! (The Cricket on the Hearth)
Once upon a time, it matters little when, and in stalwart England, it matters little where, a fierce battle was fought. (The Battle of Life)
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Includes the five Christmas novels: A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845), The Battle of Life (1846), The Haunted Man (1848)
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The Christmas Books teem with colourful characters like Tilly Slowboy, Mr. Chute, Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Milly Swidger and the venomous old Tackleton. This anthology collects five of Dickens's most well-known Christmas stories.

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A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man
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