(ebook) What Christmas is as We Grow Older
View Product. In his Ghostly little book, Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world's most adapted and imitated stories. A Not So Merry Christmas. Things in the Baker household haven't gone well this past year, and Angie's attitude is Things in the Baker household haven't gone well this past year, and Angie's attitude is beginning to show it. As the family deals with a sudden lack of money and ill cheer, a freak household accident will leave Angie blind Bobby's Song.
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May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. First Separate Edtion? One of numbered copies. Fine in the original unprinted dust jacket; in the original cardboard box very good; cracked, soiled, and titled in pencil along one edge. Seller: Peter L.
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Published: Condition: First Separate Edtion? Dickens explains how a child views Christmas, a magical season with loving family surrounding us. Dickens is telling us that the ideal Christmas where everything is perfect and everyone is happy hasn't, and won't, ever happen. Rather, Dickens discusses the fact that life does end. Dickens considers those who have passed before us, close friends and dear family. He wonders if they should be let out of the celebrations, which is stated in the last sentence in the form of a question.
Dickens concludes that they shouldn't be left out, because they are apart of our memories and they would've included us if we had passed before them.
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While I know that Dickens was indeed a Christian, I continue to believe he had recourse to study Hinduism and his writting was subtlly influenced by it. Dickens covers many things throughout this piece, but overall, he had one message to convey. Charles Dickens is a believer in the true meaning of Christmas, and he has many deep questions about how to keep Christmas alive in our hearts all the days of the year. Jun 10, Joey Woolfardis rated it it was ok Shelves: , ahreet , ce19 , masculine , sterling , what-the-dickens , bookshelf. Written well, but quite droll in truth.
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Dickens reminds us that we should not always think of Christmas as a child does, but neither should we discard those feelings entirely. Instead, with our childlike ignorance of death banished, we use Christmas as a peaceful time to remember those who have died and cannot be with us on such a sacred, happy time. It's not the best thing he's ever written, but the sentiment is a wonder to behold. This is a nice little read to remind us that we not only celebrate with each other but with the spirits of our departed; and it is our duty to make sure we welcome their memory to the glow of the Christmas fire.
View all 3 comments. The flowery language while beautiful made it difficult to"get the author's point" at times. I am assuming that this was the way people wrote back then.
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Other than the need to reread several lines a few times to "get" what the author intended this was a beautifully written short piece. To be honest I believe I will need to read it a few more times and possibly as more understanding comes my rating will rise. Charles Dickens--that bitch sure loved Christmas! Dickens' talent as a writer is not something I feel the need to go over at such great lengths, as I think most readers can know that with any one read of his works. He has a great intensity in this short essay, What Christmas Is as We Grow Older , a very commanding passion that compels you to feels his emotion.
I always find that Dickens writes with so much verve, you can't help but feel it when reading one of his works! This is no exception; it is Charles Dickens--that bitch sure loved Christmas! This is no exception; it is packed full of all that intensity and passion and emotion and verve. That being said, it's such a dull read. Most it feels as if he is just simply driveling on about Christmas, spewing his every thought haphazardly and then, never taking the time to polish it up when he finishes.
It's not very coherent and if I'm being honest, I drifted so much while reading this, I had no idea what in the God damn hell he was talking about most of the time. It feels like a preacher standing on a soapbox shouting really loudly about stuff but you passed by, like, halfway into his speech so you have no idea what his message is but he just keeps shouting it at you anyway.
It's laborious to read and has no real meaning to it, despite how hard Dickens seemingly worked to put meaning into it. It just falls very flat, unfortunately.
No work, no matter how well-written, can make up for being completely and utterly dull. I don't really recommend this. Even though it's short, it's really not worth the time. Dec 10, Rod rated it liked it. I liked this reflection Dickens is always a little sentimental, but sometimes more lucid than others in these short pieces. You shall hold your cherished places in our Christmas hearts, and by our Christmas fires; and in the season of immortal hope, and on the birthday of immortal mercy, we will shut out Nothing!
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Recommended to Jason by: Dickens Christmas Collection. Shelves: christmas , dickens , , classics. Read in A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Classics I never thought I'd give something from Dickens a one star rating, but this shows that even the greatest can lay an egg. I read this only an hour ago, and it's already faded from my memory; it was that unremarkable.
This wasn't a story so much as an op-ed piece that basically said "Christmas is here. Remember those who are gone. Be good to everyone. I can get on board Read in A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Classics I never thought I'd give something from Dickens a one star rating, but this shows that even the greatest can lay an egg. I can get on board with that, and agree wholeheartedly, but zzzzzzzzz.
There weren't any of his great turns-o-phrase, but plenty of his verbosity. All of his defects but none of his assets, I guess. Also, I'm reading this collection for stories and not the 19th century equivalent of blog entries, so my expectations were dashed. Thankfully it was only three or four pages long. Dec 23, Rebecca Adams rated it really liked it.