Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), also known as "Boz," was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. The greatest writer - he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. This book contains three short ghost stories (in the vein of A Christmas Carol) that originally appeared as Christmas tales.
It is the story of John Peerybingle and his family who are visited by a guardian angel in the form of a cricket who is constantly chirping on their hearth. A delightfully fantastic story, The Cricket on the Hearth was the best-selling of Dickens five Christmas books and is a perfect little tale for the Christmas holiday season.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The setting of The Rattle of Life is an English village that stands on the site of a historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life. It is the only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements.
A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas-time must-read. This special Puffin Classics edition brings together two of the most inspirational collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - the works of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris and the literature of Charles Dickens. Illustrator Liz Catchpole has selected patterns from the V&A archive and introduced new artwork inspired by the collection to create a beautiful cover which brings Charles Dickens's timeless story to life.Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.Other titles in the Puffin Classics V&A Collection include: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.