British Literature

New PDF release: A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Modern Library)

By Charles Dickens

ISBN-10: 0679641319

ISBN-13: 9780679641315

A right away bestseller while it was once first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has continued ever for the reason that as a perennial yule favourite. Charles Dickens's cherished story in regards to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who involves comprehend the that means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve come across with 4 ghosts--is a heartwarming get together of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions might or wouldn't convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. ok. Chesterton. 'The tale sings from finish to finish like a contented guy going home.'

The smooth Library version additionally provides extra of Dickens's renowned Christmas tales, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which good points one in all his maximum comedian households, the Tetterbys. With an creation by way of John Irving.

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Issac Newton, presiding at Royal Society meeting, in Cane Court, engraving. Bettmann/CORBIS. Reproduced by permission. Title page from Faerie Queen, first edition, by Edmund Spenser, printed for William Ponsonbie. Bettmann/CORBIS. Reproduced by permission. —Queen Elizabeth visiting Hunsdon House, engraving. Bettmann/CORBIS. Reproduced by permission. Vitruvian Man, famous drawing of nude man with arms extended at different angles, within a circle, drawing by Leonardo da Vinci (ink and paper have turned brownish).

Though set in these far-flung places, the play invokes a foundation myth of the British themselves. According to this myth, Rome's founder, Aeneas, had a descendant, Brut or Brit (hence the name Britain), who led survivors of the Trojan War from Rome north to found London, or New Troy. By Shakespeare's day this myth had become entrenched. Thus, many of the English saw themselves as successors to Troy and as descendants of the Roman empire. Events in History at the Time the Play Takes Place Collapse of the Roman Republic.

Hulton Getty/Archive Photos. Reproduced by permission. —Locke, John (oval format, threequarter view from his left), painting. The Library of Congress. —Issac Newton, presiding at Royal Society meeting, in Cane Court, engraving. Bettmann/CORBIS. Reproduced by permission. Title page from Faerie Queen, first edition, by Edmund Spenser, printed for William Ponsonbie. Bettmann/CORBIS. Reproduced by permission. —Queen Elizabeth visiting Hunsdon House, engraving. Bettmann/CORBIS. Reproduced by permission.

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