Christmas Books Vol I: A Christmas Carol / The Chimes - Charles Dickens Reviews
Description:Author: Charles Dickens / Genre: Classic Literature / In October 1843, Dickens hit upon the idea of writing a story that would not only celebrate Christmas but alert people to the desperate needs of England's poor. The Christmas Carol was the result. The ... more
Newest Review: ... University many years ago, Dickens has written a pretty serious text worthy of study. You can think about Scrooge as a ... more
Customer Christmas Books Vol I: A Christmas Carol / The Chimes - Charles Dickens Reviews (2)
by - written on 05/12/13 (Somewhat useful, 3 readings)
I come back to 'A Christmas Carol' in some form or other in either the text, the film versions (with Alistair Simm, George C Scott or Michael Cain) or even Scrooge's presentation in TV commercials at this time of year. He's an icon. But as I discovered at University many years ago, Dickens has written a pretty serious text worthy of study. You can think about Scrooge as a pragmatic and utilitarian figure who lacks that emotional and spiritual sense that makes life bearable. Or you can look at the portrait of an isolated figure wandering through the freezing London streets in Stave One, a figure avoided by everyone and connect this to the hints about his ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/01/01, updated on 12/01/01 (Useful, 258 readings)
I'm sure everyone must know by now the story of A christmas Carol, so I'll not bore you with the details. However not many people know about The Chimes, this is the sequel to A Christmas Carol. Dickens objective to this novel was to celebrate New Year and make it better than the last. The novel which dictates New Years Eve and illustrates the influence of the spirits within the chimes. The chimes simply visualise shadows of what are to be if the continuation of the old year is to be made. This is a much underated novel and tends to be over shadowed by the much loved Christmas Carol. However its point is most important and clearly signifies the definition; to Read the complete review
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