✓ A Christmas Tree (with illustrations) || Ü PDF Read by À Charles Dickens Sam Ngo

  • Title: A Christmas Tree (with illustrations)
  • Author: Charles Dickens Sam Ngo
  • ISBN: 2940012025968
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Nook

  • A Christmas Tree is perhaps best described as Dickens s other Christmas story, this is an elderly narrator s reminiscence of holidays past, each incident inspired by the gifts and toys that decorate the traditional tree There is a range of appeal in the story itself, from snug memories of beloved toys to the passing along of eerie stories surrounding various childhood hA Christmas Tree is perhaps best described as Dickens s other Christmas story, this is an elderly narrator s reminiscence of holidays past, each incident inspired by the gifts and toys that decorate the traditional tree There is a range of appeal in the story itself, from snug memories of beloved toys to the passing along of eerie stories surrounding various childhood haunts.
    Charles Dickens Sam Ngo
    Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from


    Joey Woolfardis
    A rather odd Christmas tale with a ghostly air to it: a decent enough yarn if a little tangential. It is written well in general, but as a whole it was difficult to follow. A description of a family's Christmas tree is giving at the beginning from the narrative of whomsoever owns it, with a plethora of what is to be found hanging upon it (a nice insight in to how they used to decorate the tree when it first came in to being used during the Victorian period thanks to the German royal Prince Arthu [...]

    Laura Verret
    Dickens seems to have gotten distracted half-way through this tale. It began as an account of various Christmases from his past and then turned into a catalogue of ghost stories. Weird.

    Christmas, a Dickens' tale and a beautifully illustrated book what more could one want over the festive season?Well, while 'A Christmas Tree' is not one of Dickens more stunning Christmas tales, it is still redolent of that Victorian Christmas spirit and cheer that he portrayed.Describing the tree he stated, 'There was everything and more' on it. And the story then describes the tree's setting while on it the author looks into and sees his youngest Christmas recollections.There are toys, some l [...]

    Not all of Dickens' Christmas tales were winners, folks.

    As Charles Dickens looks on “at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas tree”, he is filled with wonder at the beauty of the sight. On the tree are candles, toys, fruit, trinkets, “everything and more” which trigger a whole host of memories. He remembers toys he received in his early years, the pantomimes he saw, the toy theatre he played with But all is not tinsel and sparkle and superficiality. There is darkness too. For where there is light, sha [...]

    First sentence: "I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree."Last sentence: "This, in remembrance of me!"After I finished reading 'A Christmas Carol', I thought of reading another one of Dickens' Christmas story and I started this one, not knowing that it was only a short story, a very short one (around 20 pages), and perhaps not even a story, more like an essay. I don't know what to think about this. The story st [...]

    Lacking, that is all I can say.There was potential in this short story, being a work of Charles Dickens, but the narrative is clunky, overburdened, and at times unintelligible. The author is at times describing his childhood Christmas tree and the ornaments it contained, then describing childhood toys in terms, then describing ghost stories of haunted houses and murders and deaths. Dreary and dreadful, with a few glowing lines.

    I think Dickens was on an Acid Trip when he wrote this story.

    This story is what happens when one gets high and then stares at a Christmas tree too long.

    Jordan Penney
    One of the most convoluted awful things I've ever forced myself to read. A few good sections, especially near the end, but most of the rest of the writing was fragmented abstract thoughts of a child's interpretation of Christmas, and this doesn't translate well into an enjoyable narrative. No plans on a future read.

    Beth Snyder
    Interesting. More of a journal of jumbled recollections from Charles Dickens' childhood that he weaves into remembrances of tree ornaments.

    Not your usual Dickens, found the story bland, boring and of no point.

    Elizabeth Meadows
    Just wanted to squeeze in one more Christmas themed book into December. It was interesting. I've heard that ghost stories were a traditional thing for Christmases back in Dickens day.

    Read in A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Classics.Sorry, Charlie, this one didn't do much for me.A man reminisces on past Christmases starting with early childhood, and how the gifts and meaning changed through his life. I suppose if I'd been of an age with Dickens who would've been 203 this year if it hadn't been for that pesky stroke in 1870, then I'd be able to better appreciate his memories of various toys, gadgets, and gewgaws. (And some of those things were terrifying. Children died y [...]

    K. Anna Hardy
    This was a silly thing, by a man who had his own paper and fanbase of readers who looked forward to his Christmas publications because he wrote one of the quintessential Christmas classics. But still, this was a silly thing. And I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku:"By a man who lovesSticking ghosts into Christmas,This sure ismething."

    Joni Schers
    "When did that Dreadful Mask first look at me? () perhaps that fixed and set change coming over a real face, infused into my quickened heart some remote suggestion and dread of the universal change that is to come on every face, and make it still?"While many people are familiar with Dickens'A Christmas Carol , his "A Christmas Tree" doesn't ring a bell for the general public. In this story he explores to a great extent the uncanniness (you bet your ass Freud has been reading Dickens) of Christma [...]

    Rebecca Adams
    Charles Dickens reminiscing about his childhood Christmas tree what could be sweeter? It made be think about my old Christmas tree A tinsel star, the wooden dutch doll, silver icicles, mismatched ornaments, a picture of my little brother framed with cardboard & elbow macaroni spray painted gold that campy old tree was magical! I remember laying underneath it & looking up in wonder good old days indeed :)Not quite sure what the ghost stories toward the end had to do with anything, but dan [...]

    Dione Basseri
    About what you'd expect of Dickens. Saccharine and wordy. A man recalls past Christmases, memories spurred by ornaments. There a small bit of ghostliness, but nothing scary. It's mostly just about the magic of childhood.An easy pass, but, if you insist, it's free in the public domain. I listened to a free audio production from Librivox's 2008 Christmas collection.

    Sarah u
    What began as a (view spoiler)[series of reminisces before a Christmas tree became a series of ghost story anecdotes, before returning to the tree to conclude the tale (hide spoiler)]. Unusual, but I found this story enjoyable.

    I guess I'm not a big fan of Dickens' writing. Yes, he has a magical way of spinning a tale, but the run-on sentences are ridiculous! And did he have a thing for ghosts or something?! I mean reallywhat do ghost stories have to do with Christmas anyway?

    (_.- Jared -._) ₪ Book Nerd ₪
    Dickens, perhaps the most read author during the Christmas season, writes this tale that gives voice to many of the sentimental feeling one has surrounding the holiday. A lovely so story very apropos to the season.

    Mairita (Marii grāmatplaukts)
    Although Dickens rambled too much and got strangely distracted with ghost stories, I liked this story.

    Not one of his best. There are some delightful descriptions and reminiscences but in general it seems uninspired.

    Noha Basiouny
    Sorry, Mr. Dickensbut I didn't like your story AT ALL :S

    An oddly meandering reflection, but worth a read if only for the passage on his fear of "the mask."

    Adam Griffith
    Strange story. It's kind of like a person's random and wild thoughts about Christmas. It really paints a picture of the past, however.


    A quick delightful burst of pure concentrated Dickens - a stream-of-consciousness cocktail of sentiment, humour, ghosts, and Christmas.

    I thought this was a snooze. Sorry Charles.

    I listened to this on Spotify and I didn't enjoy the narration. I may have enjoyed it more if I was reading it myself.

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