A Christmas Carol Pdf ☆ Charles Dickens – TXT and Kindle ePUB


A Christmas Carol

Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Free read Ý 108 Charles Dickens ↠ 8 Free download In this unabridged version of the original 1843 edition the classic tale is illustrated with full color paint. It has been a decade since I last read this classic so I decided to look at it again taking note of what I have forgotten or imperfectly remembered and also garnering any new insights my older and I hope wiser self could now find within itBut first I decided to do a little research and discovered the great irony underlying the book s creation how this tale that warns against miserliness was born because of Dickens acute need for money and how its publication resulted in a dispute about the distribution of profits Dickens was already famous in 1843 but the sales of the recent installments of Martin Chuzzlewit were less than half of what he had received for the individual numbers of his previous novels His publishers Chapman and Hall were so alarmed that they invoked a clause in Dickens contract which demanded that they be reimbursed for the printing cost of the Chuzzlewit installments Dickens was alarmed too but also hurt offendedand worried A large mortgage payment would soon be due and his wife had just given birth to their fifth child Still he was convinced that his idea for a yuletide novella would yield an ample return and make up for the Chuzzlewit deficit He financed the sumptuous edition of A Christmas Carol himself colored plates colored title page gilt embossed front cover gilt edged pages etc and insisted that the price not exceed the sum of 5 shillings still expensive one third of Cratchit s weekly salary Dickens waited eagerly for the money to roll in but although the sales were indeed phenomenal Dickens gained little money from them Although the cost of producing the elegant volume must have cut deeply into the profits Dickens was convinced Chapman and Hall were cheating him and he refused to do business with them for the next fifteen years But enough of money matters for now What follows are a few random observations on this the latest of my many readings1 How thoroughly Marley s Ghost is surrounded by iron objects doorknocker large Victorian doorknockers were typically iron iron door nails iron coffin nails iron chain and iron metal strong box Helps us see what hard unrelenting old sinners Marley and his partner really are2 In addition to being hard of heart Scrooge is a man with a deliberate philosophy of self exoneration It consists of two principles 1 taxpayers fund the poor houses and prisons thereby discharging in full their obligation to all of their fellow human beings and 2 death by starvation although it may seem regrettable is actually a positive good as proven by science because Malthus and relieves the rest of us of the burden of a surplus population This philosophy is the shield that protects Scrooge from feeling the pains of sympathy and compassion3 The first emotion produced in Scrooge by the Ghost of Christmas Past is sadness at this own boyhood loneliness but the second emotion is his joy in the books that consoled him and helped him empathize with others The Arabian Nights the old romances Valentine and Orson and realistic fiction Robinson Crusoe In Ebenezer s coming transformation the sadness and its memory are of course necessary but no necessary than this joy4 At Fezziwig s Christmas party the guest list is inclusive the family and the clerks of course but also the housemaid the baker the cook the milkman and a boy and a girl from down the street whom the Fezziwigs fear are mistreated by their masters and mistresses Scrooge s defense of his employer Fezziwig s little party which may only have cost a few pounds is even elouent than I remembered He has the power to render us happy or unhappy to make our service light or burdensome a pleasure or a toil Say that his power lies in words and looks in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count them up what then The happiness he gives is uite as great as if it cost a fortune If I were dictator I would compel our 21st century employers to listen to the above words at least four times a year Exception employers who in order to increase the volume of key strokes forbid all family photographs and personal items in their data entry cubicles No those guys should have to listen to the above passage on a loop eight hours a day for the rest of their lives5 In my favorite movie version the Alastair Sim Scrooge 1951 Ebenezer sees his former fiance as an old woman still beautiful of course nursing the sick and dying in the shadowy corners of the poorhouse It is moving certainly but how much effective and crueler is the Dicken s original There Scrooge sees his former love happy in the recent past a contented wife and mother surrounded by a whirlwind of children 6 In the past I have viewed the temporal structure of the tale ghost past ghost present ghost future as an effective but obvious device But the I think about it the profound it seems psychologically and spiritually This after all is the pattern of every true conversion the manner in which we grow in sympathy toward our fellow human beings we reflect upon the emotionally charged sense impressions of the past observe their conseuences for good or ill manifested in the present and then on the basis of these observations we make a decision to act in a new way a way which draws us grow closer to love Certainly St Augustine would have understood for it was how he envisioned the Trinity as a model of love in action memory understanding and willOh speaking of how painful memories can inspire a person to action I forgot to tell you the rest of the story about A Christmas Carol and money Another factor that reduced Dickens yuletide revenue stream was a cut rate bit of plagiarism issued two weeks after Carol by Parley s Illustrated Library called A Christmas Ghost Story Parley s claimed they owed Dickens nothing because what they had published was not a piracy but an analytical condensation of the tale and in addition they had improved upon the original For example in their version Tiny Tim sings a song about a little child freezing in the snow Dickens sued and won but Parley s went bankrupt and instead of gaining any money from his legal ordeal Dickens was forced to pay 700 pounds in court costsNow here comes the good news This painful experience so disillusioned Dickens with English civil law that he used it as his inspiration ten years later for what is arguably his finest most mature creation the masterpiece Bleak House So I guess Dickens gained something from the experience after allOn that high note I will leave you And God bless us everyone

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Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Free read Ý 108 Charles Dickens ↠ 8 Free download Life Michael Foreman's illustrations have brought new life and charm to a story we all know Parents Magazine. Ebenezer Scrooge the very definition of grumpy miserliness gets a second chance at figuring out what s really important in life with the help of some ghosts who give him an unforgettable version of This is Your LifeThis may not be a perfect piece of literature there are a few places where Dickens goes off on tangential lines of thought that I thought would have been better left out but you know it s actually amazing and really touching the influence this classic novella has had on our culture I have to give it props for that and that s what bumps my rating from 4 stars to 5If you re interested in a brief glossary of some of the Victorian terms that aren t familiar to us nowadays I found a very useful set of annotations online at along with some brief commentary from someone who clearly loves this story I found this when I went on a search to figure out what Treadmills had to do with England s treatment of the poor It was very instructiveGod bless us every one

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Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Free read Ý 108 Charles Dickens ↠ 8 Free download Ings and black and white drawings that brilliantly recapture an era and bring Dickens's characters vividly to. A Christmas Carol Charles DickensA Christmas Carol in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas commonly known as A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens first published in London by Chapman Hall in 1843 A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past Present and Yet to Come 1974 1334 100 19 1375 64 9646003141 1392 1394 9789646742512 57 1375 1376 83 1376 32 9646225144 1378 174 9644365720 1392 1397 148 9789640816318 1375 111 1381 93 964305201 1394 138 9789642132966 1395 47 9786003593879 1396 152 9786007216231 1396 47 9786008299523 1396 174 9786002532862 1396 52 9789642886975 1398 82 9786226210799 1398 80 9786009868711 1334 100 06061399

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