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With illustrations by Edward Landseer- Daniel Maclise- Clarkson Stanfield- Frank Stone- Richard Doyle- John Leech and John Tenniel- and with a new Introduction by Cedric Watts- Research Professor of English- University of Sussex.In these five long stories- written specifically for Christmas- Dickens combines his concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional seasonal lore.A Christmas Carol- the first of the selection- has become a touchstone of English festive fiction and an enduring favourite internationally. Repeatedly adapted- parodied- staged and filmed- this richly influential tale is powerfully vivid and moving.The other stories- The Chimes- The Cricket on the Hearth- The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man- blend whimsy- sentiment- comedy- satire- the didactic and the fantastic- developing resourcefully the theme of individual and social regeneration....
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