It is the story of John Peerybingle and his family who are visited by a guardian angel in the form of a cricket who is constantly chirping on their hearth. A delightfully fantastic story, The Cricket on the Hearth was the best-selling of Dickens five Christmas books and is a perfect little tale for the Christmas holiday season.
The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. Carol singing took a new lease on life during this time. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.These Christmas Stories in a whimsical kind of masque which the good humour of the season justified, to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land.
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
The setting is an English village that stands on the site of a historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life. Battle is the only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. This book contains three short ghost stories (in the vein of A Christmas Carol) that originally appeared as Christmas tales. Both spooky and touching, they are the perfect little tales for the Christmas holiday season.
Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "B. Tauchnitz", 1846 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
The Haunted Man is the fifth and last of Dickens's Christmas novellas. The tale centers on a Professor Redlaw and those close to him. Redlaw often broods over wrongs...
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The setting of The Rattle of Life is an English village that stands on the site of a historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life. It is the only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements.