Notable Novellas

The Notable Novellas group will discuss A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens (Penguin, $11.00). Since it was first published in 1843 A Christmas Carol has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, has been adapted into countless film and stage versions since it was first published. Dickens's other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton', the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance. 

Event date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Michael Slater (Editor), Michael Slater (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780140439052
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2003