Forfatter: Charles Dickens
Min utgåve: 2003
Forlag: Penguin Classics
Frå: Mi bokhylle (37. bok i 'Off the Shelf')
Baksidetekst: Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works. Ever since it was published in 1843 it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens' other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton', the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance.
Dickens-året har begynt, og kva passer vel betre i adventstida enn denne boka. Den består av følgjande historier: Christmas Festivities (1835), The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton (1836), A Christmas Episode from Master Humphrey's Clock (1840), A Christmas Carol (1843), The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848), A Christmas Tree (1850), What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older (1851) og The Seven Poor Travellers (1854).
Historiane er gode, interessante og finurlige, som Dickens-historier skal vera. A Christmas Carol er favoritten, men eg liker godt The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton. Finfin adventsbok!