Charles Dickens heralds the winter solstice season with his five Christmas Novels. Find them in the main floor non-fiction collection. And what are the five Christmas Novels?
- A Christmas Carol
- The Chimes
- The Cricket on the Hearth
- The Battle of Life
- The Haunted Man
After the success attained with A Christmas Carol in 1843 Charles Dickens continued the series throughout the 1840s, maintaining what he called “the Carol philosophy” to “strike a sledgehammer blow” for the poor, uneducated, and repressed.
In typical Dickens fashion he drove his message home with a mixture of humor and good cheer. Margaret Lane points out in her introduction to the Oxford Illustrated Dickens-Christmas Stories “when he had a pill to offer, he confected it expertly with spice and sugar.” Source: The Charles Dickens Page/David A. Perdue
Find it in print, here: DISPLAY Main Coll, 823 DIC