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Preface - A Christmas Carol

In the preface to A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens writes:

“I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. 40 more words

Charles Dickens Context for A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens on ragged schooling

A letter on ragged schooling that first appeared in The Daily News on Feb 4th 1846. In it Charles Dickens reflects on his visit to Field Lane Ragged School. 24 more words

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of the burial was signed by the clergy-man, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.

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Fiction

How Dickens has been turned into a soap opera

It’s a risky premise.

Take a large handful of characters from some of the best known and most widely read 19th century novels in the English language, all written by an author so famous, an adjective has been coined to sum up the flavour of his works. 478 more words
Writing

Another Idol

Governor McCrory and the Bulk of Politicians in Raleigh,

I will never believe you when you say you care about the Middle Class of North Carolina. 397 more words

Education

Golden Oldies Ghost Films

Golden Oldies Ghost Films

Here is a collection of recommended ‘mainly family friendly’, golden oldies ghost films…some you may not have heard of, but they are all either very good or excellent, which friends and I highly recommend and give ratings for: 1,502 more words

A Christmas Carol

Flashback Friday- Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past (2009)

No one is immune from the past, no matter how much we think we are. Especially when it comes to dating.

In Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past… 190 more words

Movies