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By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 1449910416

ISBN-13: 9781449910419

Charles Dickens' mythical classic.

"I am the Ghost of Christmas Present," acknowledged the Spirit. "Look upon me!"

The vacation season brings the opportunity to provide, and what higher reward is there than the most cherished tales within the English language? This yr, we at Atria Books are supplying a unfastened e-book variation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the precise spouse for a comfy evening by way of the fire.

Since its e-book in 1843, A Christmas Carol and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge became literary classics. Illuminated with functional scholarship and questions for dialogue, this variation makes an enthralling package deal that incorporates the evidence in the back of the fiction, in addition to the natural pleasure and magic of this undying story concerning the precise which means of Christmas.

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By the mid-twentieth century, George Bernard Shaw and George Orwell had weighed in on Dickens舗s behalf as well. And by the centenary of his death, in 1970, the tables had turned completely. A collection of essays appeared praising Dickens as both artist and social critic, featuring contributions from such prominent voices as Raymond Williams. The Leavises舒exuberantly correcting past wrongs舒published a critical overview, Dickens the Novelist, whose stated purpose was to establish beyond any doubt Dickens舗s status as 舠one of the greatest of creative writers舡 (p.

The first parents we encounter in Great Expectations are dead ones, and the more we see of live parents in the novel, the more we wonder whether these dearly departed have done their children a favor. Joe, though childlike in his ability to love unconditionally (and oversentimentalized by Pip and Dickens alike), is a good friend to Pip, especially when it comes to letting him go, leading us to speculate whether a lack of biological ties might not be best when parenting is involved. Mrs. Joe, the sibling as default parent, brings Pip up 舠by hand舡舒sparing no rod舒while in the Pocket family, siblings act as de facto parents: Mrs.

The story that unfolds in Great Expectations is, to his and our surprise, not really about Pip at all. Pip舗s hope that Estella will prove part of the package places him yet more firmly in the position of embodying the views of the reader, who舒based on the experience of reading nineteenth-century novels舒expects precisely the same thing. The tradition of the marriage plot was established most famously by Jane Austen舗s novels early in the nineteenth century: Her works bring together some man and some woman of suitably matched temperament in felicitous union.

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