Dickens at Christmas

Dickens at Christmas

A selection of the best of Dickens' Christmas stories and writings, in one beautiful edition It is said that Charles Dickens invented Christmas, and within these pages you'll certainly find all the elements of a quintessential traditional Christmas brought to vivid life: snowy rooftops, gleaming shop windows, steaming bowls of punch, plum puddings like speckled cannon balls, sage and onion stuffing, miracles, magic, charity and goodwill. This beautifully produced Vintage Classics edition gathers together not only Dickens' Christmas Books ('A Christmas Carol', 'The Chimes', 'The Battle of Life','The Cricket on the Hearth' and 'The Haunted Man') but also stories that Dickens wrote for the special seasonal editions of his periodicals All the Year Round and Household Words, and a festive tale from The Pickwick Papers. A must-have for Christmas, this edition should be as necessary to your festivities as holly, mistletoe and silver bells.

Charles Dickens's American Audience

Charles Dickens's American Audience

During the time when the American nation was emerging, the novels of a British author Charles Dickens contributed significantly to the making of American culture. The unique contribution of Charles Dickens's American Audience is the focus upon the testimony of Dickens's American readers as a unique "reading community": how his fiction intersected with their real lives, how he impacted American publishing, literacy, and educational reform, and how Americans loved the theatricality that Dickens brought to their lives.

Neo-Victorian Villains

Adaptations and Transformations in Popular Culture

Neo-Victorian Villains

Neo-Victorian Villains offers a varied and stimulating range of essays on the afterlives of Victorian villains in popular culture, exploring their representation and adaptation in neo-Victorian drama and fiction.

A Christmas Carol and the Night Before Christmas

A Christmas Carol and the Night Before Christmas

This gorgeously illustrated, gilt-edged edition of the classic Christmas story and poem will be a treasured memento of hiliday celebrations for years to come. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and Moore's classic poem are among the most beloved Christmas stories of all time, and this elegant leather-bound edition is perfect to give as a gift or as an addition to one's own collection.

Letters of Charles Dickens

1833-1870

Letters of Charles Dickens

An 1893 selection from the letters of Dickens, giving a vivid portrait of a man of tremendous energy and verve.

Charles Dickens

Family History

Charles Dickens

This set gives a unique insight into Charles Dickens' life, through the writings of relatives and friends. Collecting hard to find material together in one place, this snapshot of one of our greatest literary figures will provide the background necessary for enhancing the study of his writings.

Dickens

A Biography

Dickens

The engaging biography of one of the most celebrated and enduring authors of Western literature Charles Dickens grew up in harsh poverty and became one of the world’s most beloved authors. Biographer Fred Kaplan takes a brilliant, multifaceted approach in his examination of Dickens’s life: his fraught marriage and relationships; the ever-present effects of his humble beginnings; his extensive, but carefully managed, public life; and his friendships with famous writers. Dickens unearths the complex passions that drove both the man and his work, illuminating why the legendary author—just like the characters in his fiction—has remained a mammoth figure in Western literature.

Ghosts at Christmas

Ghosts at Christmas

A spine-chilling collection of ghostly tales associated with the festive season. From Charles Dickens' famous A Christmas Carol to Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, the festive season has long been closely associated with ghostly tales. In this fascinating work Darren W Ritson looks not only at the fictional treatment of Christmas ghosts but also at a host of true-life tales from across the country.