A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Enriched Classics provide readers available variants of significant works of literature more suitable through valuable notes and observation. every one publication comprises academic instruments along the textual content, permitting scholars and readers alike to realize a deeper and extra constructed figuring out of the author and their work.

In this vintage, heart-warming story, 4 ghostly visitors educate necessary classes to an previous miser. Ebenezer Scrooge, a egocentric, crotchety skinflint, spends his days counting funds and grousing, “Bah Humbug!” Scrooge doesn’t deal with a person except himself. in spite of the fact that, on Christmas Eve, he's visited via his accomplice Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas earlier, Christmas current, and yuletide but to return, who educate him approximately benevolence, charity, and goodwill.

Enriched Classics improve your engagement by means of introducing and explaining the old and cultural importance of the paintings, the author’s own background, and what impression this e-book had on next scholarship. each one publication contains dialogue questions that aid make clear and make stronger significant issues and interpreting techniques for extra research.

Read with self belief.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics) PDF

Similar british literature books

The Monk

Ambrosio, the priceless stronger of the Capuchins of Madrid, falls to the enticements of Matilda, a fiend-inspired wanton who, disguised as a boy, has entered his monastery as a beginner. Ambrosio then falls in love with considered one of his penitents and at last kills her with a view to get away detection. even if, he's came upon, tortured through the Inquisition and sentenced to dying.

Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)

Charlotte Brontë’s relocating masterpiece – the novel that has been “teaching precise energy of personality for generations” (The Guardian).

A novel of excessive strength and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman’s quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the house of her merciless aunt and at a harsh charity tuition, Jane Eyre turns into an autonomous and lively survivor-qualities that serve her good as governess at Thornfield corridor. but if she unearths love together with her sardonic enterprise, Rochester, the invention of his poor mystery forces her to choose. may still she stick with him regardless of the results or keep on with her convictions, whether it potential leaving her liked?  This up-to-date Penguin Classics variation includes a new advent by Brontë pupil and award-winning novelist Stevie Davies, in addition to complete notes, a chronology, additional examining, and an appendix.

Hamlet (HarperPerennial Classics)

Whilst the king of Denmark without warning dies, his brother, Claudius, ascends the throne and marries the king’s widow, Gertrude, to solidify his reign. Prince Hamlet, sullen after his father’s passing and mother’s unexpected remarriage, quickly learns the treacherous fact approximately his father’s loss of life, and swears to take his revenge at the guy liable.

The Complete Mapp & Lucia, Volume 1: Queen Lucia, Miss Mapp, Lucia in London (Wordsworth Classics)

With an creation and Notes via Dr Keith Carabine, college of Kent at Canterbury.

Lucia is among the nice comedian characters in English literature. Outrageously pretentious, hypocritical and snobbish, Queen Lucia, ‘as by means of correct divine’ principles over the toy state of ‘Riseholme’ in accordance with the Cotswold village of Broadway. Her long-suffering husband Pepino is ‘her prince-consort’, the outrageously camp Georgie is her ‘gentleman-in-waiting’, the village eco-friendly is her ‘parliament’, and her topics, equivalent to Daisy Quantock, are hapless would-be ‘Bolsheviks’.

In Lucia in London, the prudish, manically bold Lucia launches herself into the louche international of London society. Her earnest decision to profit all approximately ‘modern movements’ makes her the precise comedian motor vehicle for Benson’s free-wheeling satire of salon society, and of the dominant fads and pursuits of the Twenties, together with vegetarianism, yoga, palmistry, Freudianism, séances, Post-Impressionist paintings and Christian Science.

Meanwhile in Tilling, essentially modelled on Benson’s domestic city of Rye, omit Mapp fed on through ‘chronic rage and curiosity’ sits at her window, armed along with her light-opera glasses holding baleful watch on her neighbours. ‘Anger and the gravest suspicions approximately every person had stored her younger and at the boil’: and Benson  transmutes her boiling right into a sequence of small humiliations in his witty, malicious comedy.

In his insightful advent Keith Carabine exhibits that those books are excruciatingly humorous simply because Benson, like Jane Austen, invitations the reader to view the realm during the self-deluded fabrications and day-dreams of Lucia and the self-deluded power anger and jaundiced suspicions of Elisabeth.

Carabine additionally concentrates at the novels’ annoying, bitchy, ‘camp’ humour at any time when ‘that horrid factor which Freud calls sex’ is raised.

Extra info for A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics)

Sample text

Sitting in an arcade by the square and having a drink, he spies a †Beggar, but he refuses to give him money. Returning to the arcade following an afternoon siesta, the Narrator sees the same Beggar. Two or three days later, the Narrator suddenly remembers the man; he had seen him in Rome, twenty years earlier, an enormously proud and vain twenty-two-year-old employee of the American Fruit Company in Central America who left his position to become a writer. When the Narrator gives the emaciated Beggar a banknote, the Beggar rolls it into a ball, flicks it to the buzzards, and disappears.

A common friend and gossip labeled Maugham, *Lord Beaverbrook, and *Churchill as the three wicked old men of the Riviera; indeed, the London artist *Graham Sutherland (1903–1980) painted separate portraits of all three (1949, 1951, 1955, respectively). As did Maugham, Churchill stuttered, although not as pronounced, no doubt controlled by a long life of public speaking. Maugham burned most of his letters from Churchill in 1958. Bibliography: Calder (1972/1973); Crystal; DNB; Drabble; Morgan. THE CIRCLE.

There are textual suggestions that she may well have served as a model for †Amy Strickland in *The Moon and Sixpence (1919). Bibliography: Calder (1989/1990); Morgan; Who Was Who (1936). COLLECTIONS. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, houses a *Maugham archive, while various of his manuscripts and papers may be found at the Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of the New York (City) Public Library; the Lily Library, University of Indiana, Bloomington; Stanford University, Palo Alto (Stanford), California; the Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Fales Collection, New York University, New York; the Butler Library, Columbia University, New York; the Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey; the University of Arkansas Library, Fayetteville; South Carolina Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia; among the Beaverbrook Papers, House of Lords Records Office, London.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 24 votes