The Battle Of Life

The Battle Of Life

Charles Dickens

With 10 illustrations. The only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements. (One scene takes place at Christmas time, but it is not the final scene.) The story bears some resemblance to The Cricket on the Hearth in two aspects: it has a non-urban setting and it is resolved with a romantic twist. As is…

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The Chimes

The Chimes

Charles Dickens

A short novel by Charles Dickens, written and published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol and one year before The Cricket on the Hearth. It is the second in his series of Christmas books: five short books with strong social and moral messages that he published during the 1840s.

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A Christmas Carol

11. A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

With 8 illustrations. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. This is part of the Christmas Books by Dickens.

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The Cricket on the Hearth

The Cricket on the Hearth

Charles Dickens

The Cricket on the Hearth is the third of Dickens’s five Christmas books. It tells the story of John Peerybingle, a carrier, who lives with his young wife Dot, their baby boy and their nanny Tilly Slowboy. A cricket chirps on the hearth and acts as a guardian angel to the family. One day a mysterious elderly stranger comes to visit and takes up lodging…

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