Fairy Tale Elements in Charles Dickens ́s "A Christmas Carol" and "Great Expectations"


Author: Franz Kröber
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656136912
Category: Literary Criticism
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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Kent (School of English), course: Charles Dickens and Victorian England, language: English, abstract: Obwohl sich Charles Dickens zu Lebzeiten vehement gegen die Verfremdung von Märchen aussprach, enthalten seine eigenen Werke eine Vielzahl an Elementen aus jenem Genre. In "A Christmas Carol" dominieren diese Motive Elemente des Rationalen und machen die Erzählung somit zu einer Ghost Story, während Märchenelemente in "Great Expectations" in ihrer Funktion oder ihrer Erscheinung so verkehrt sind, dass sie den ironischen Fall des Protagonisten Pip vorrausdeuten. Nach einer kurzen Nennung der für dieses Essay wichtigen Merkmale von Märchen wird hier Dickens Verwendung von Märchenmotiven in "A Christmas Carol" und "Great Expectations" untersucht und verglichen.

David Copperfield


Author: Mariel Fyee,Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192816092
Category: English language
Page: 124
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A Christmas Carol


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christmas stories
Page: 82
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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (Movie Tie-In)

How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
Author: Les Standiford
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 1524763268
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Soon to be a major motion picture. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all. With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

Life of Our Lord


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Alma Books
ISBN: 0714546682
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Never published in its author's lifetime and intended solely for his own children, to whom he read it every Christmas, The Life of Our Lord is an accessible and gently humorous take on the life of Jesus Christ and his teachings. Far removed from the sharp satire and social dimension of his more famous writings, but showcasing his characteristic humanity and genius for storytelling, this is both an essential work for those wanting to see a different, more intimate side to Dickens and a timeless retelling for children and adults alike.

THE GREATEST DICKENS CLASSICS (Illustrated Edition)

Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Hard Times, David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Our Mutual Friend, The Life of Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026873637
Category: Fiction
Page: 7697
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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE GREATEST DICKENS CLASSICS (Illustrated Edition)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Our Mutual Friend - explores the conflict between doing what society expects of a person and the idea of being true to oneself The Pickwick Papers - To extend his researches into the quaint and curious phenomena of life, Samuel Pickwick suggests that he and three other "Pickwickians" should make journeys to places remote from London and report on their findings to the other members. Oliver Twist is an orphan who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin… A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. David Copperfield is a fatherless boy who is sent to lodge with his housekeeper's family after his mother remarries, but when his mother dies he decides to run away… Hard Times is set in the fictional city of Coketown and it is centered around utilitarian and industrial influences on Victorian society. A Tale of Two Cities depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. Great Expectations depicts the personal growth and development of an orphan nicknamed Pip in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century. Bleak House – legal thriller based on true events. Little Dorrit – criticize the institution of debtors' prisons, the shortcomings of both government and society. COLLECTED LETTERS THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster

The Frozen Deep

And Other Stories
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arctic regions
Page: N.A
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The Haunted House (Fantasy and Horror Classics)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447480120
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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Charles Dickens ranks amongst the greatest novelists of all time. First published in 1859 for the weekly periodical All the Year Round, 'The Haunted House' is an excellent example of his versatile style. Many of the earliest ghost stories and tales of hauntings, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Dickens's "Great Expectations"


Author: Leland Ryken
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433534622
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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We hear about the classics and assume they’re great, but many of us are too intimidated to read them on our own. Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics series is designed to help readers enjoy the greatest literature in history with the aid of a gifted teacher to answer questions along the way. Popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken situates each work in its cultural context, incorporates published criticism, includes brief bibliographies for further study, and successfully evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview through analytic commentary. In this volume, Ryken guides readers through Dickens’s quintessential coming-of-age novel, Great Expectations. Exploring perennial themes such as love, justice, and heroism, this book stands as the preeminent example of Dickens’s unrivaled ability to conjure realistic characters and palpable settings.

The best of Charles Dickens: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations (All Unabridged)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: e-artnow sro
ISBN: 802680418X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The best of Charles Dickens” contains 8 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of contents : The Pickwick Papers Oliver Twist A Christmas Carol David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

The Athenaeum


Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Third Policeman

A Novel
Author: Flann O'Brien
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564782144
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.

London Labour and the London Poor

A Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those that Will Work, Those that Cannot Work, and Those that Will Not Work
Author: Henry Mayhew
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Charities
Page: N.A
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Charles Dickens

A Life
Author: Claire Tomalin
Publisher: Penguin Press HC
ISBN: 9781594203091
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 527
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The Whitbread Book of the Year Award-winning author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self chronicles the story of the 19th-century literary master from the challenges he faced as the imprisoned son of a profligate father, his rise to one of England's foremost novelists and the personal demons that challenged his relationships. 50,000 first printing.

A Christmas Carol


Author: Charles Dickens,Virginia Evans,Jenny Dooley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781846794391
Category: Readers (Elementary)
Page: 40
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Scrooge is rich, but mean and miserable. He particularly hates Christmas. His assistant, Bob Cratchitt, is poor but happy, even though his son, Tiny Tim is very ill. One Christmas, three ghosts visit Scrooge to show him his past, his present and the terrible future. Will this soften Scrooge's heart and change him into a generous man?

The Child’s Story


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518325939
Category: Fiction
Page: 9
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Charles Dickens needs no formal introduction, having been the most popular English writer of the 19th century and still one of the most popular writers in history today. Dickens was obsessed with reading, making him a natural journalist by the age of 20, when he began a career in journalism. Along the way, he also began writing his own short stories and materials, often serializing them in monthly installments in publications, a popular method of publishing in the 19th century. Unlike most writers, Dickens would not write an entire story before it began its serialization, allowing him to work on the fly and leave plot lines up in the air with each opportunity. By the time he died at the relatively young age of 58 from a stroke, he was already Europe’s most famous writer. His obituary noted that Dickens was a “sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed.” Dickens was interred in Westminster Abbey, a rare honor bestowed only among the greatest and most accomplished Britons. Many of Dickens’ novels were written with the concept of social reform in mind, and Dickens’ work was often praised for its realism, comic genius and unique personalities. At the same time, however, Dickens’ ability as a writer was nearly unrivaled, with his ability to write in prose unquestioned and unmatched.

The Publishers' Circular

General Record of British and Foreign Literature: Containing a Complete List of All New Works Publ. in Great Britain, and Every Work of Interest Publ. Abroad
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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