A Christmas Carol, The Chimes & The Cricket on the Hearth (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Paperback)

By Charles Dickens, Katherine Kroeber Wiley (Introduction by), Katherine Kroeber Wiley (Introduction by)

Barnes & Noble Classics, 9781593080334, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004

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Paperback (1/1/2008)

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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RA Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RCharles Dickens&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality 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 &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RGenerations of readers have been enchanted by &&LB&&RDickens&&L/B&&R's &&LI&&RA Christmas Carol&&L/I&&R--the most cheerful ghost story ever written, and the unforgettable tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's moral regeneration. Written in just a few weeks, &&LI&&RA Christmas Carol&&L/I&&R 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 future.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RFrom Scrooge's "Bah " and "Humbug " to Tiny Tim's "God bless us every one " &&LI&&RA Christmas Carol &&L/I&&Rshines with warmth, decency, kindness, humility, and the value of the holidays. But beneath its sentimental surface, &&LI&&RA Christmas Carol&&L/I&&R offers another of Dickens's sharply critical portraits of a brutal society, and an inspiring celebration of the possibility of spiritual, psychological, and social change.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThis new volume collects Dickens's three most renowned "Christmas Books," including &&LI&&RThe Chimes&&L/I&&R, a New Year's tale, and &&LI&&RThe Cricket on the Hearth&&L/I&&R, whose eponymous creature remains silent during sorrow and chirps amid happiness.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RKatharine Kroeber Wiley&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R, the daughter of a scholar and a sculptor, has a degree in English Literature from Occidental College. Her work has appeared in &&LI&&RBoundary Two&&L/I&&R and the recent book, &&LI&&RLore of the Dolphin&&L/I&&R. She is currently working on a book on Victorian Christmas writings. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R.