A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Cantico Di Natale

Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: E-text
ISBN: 8828100583
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Il Canto di Natale (A Christmas Carol: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In), noto anche come Cantico di Natale, Ballata di Natale o Racconto di Natale, è un romanzo breve di genere fantastico del 1843 di Charles Dickens (1812-1870), di cui è una delle opere più famose e popolari. È il più importante della serie dei Libri di Natale (The Christmas Books), una serie di storie che include anche Le campane (The Chimes, 1845), Il grillo del focolare (The Cricket on the Hearth, 1845), La battaglia della vita (The Battle for Life, 1846) e Il patto col fantasma (The Haunted Man, 1848). Nota: gli e-book editi da E-text in collaborazione con Liber Liber sono tutti privi di DRM; si possono quindi leggere su qualsiasi lettore di e-book, si possono copiare su più dispositivi e, volendo, si possono anche modificare. Questo e-book aiuta il sito di Liber Liber, una mediateca che rende disponibili gratuitamente migliaia di capolavori della letteratura e della musica.

Christmas Books

Author: Charles Dickens
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Plainsong

Author: Kent Haruf
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375726934
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National Book Award Finalist A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl—her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house—is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known. From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together—their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.

Reeds In The Wind

Author: Grazia Deledda
Editor: Italica Pr
ISBN: 9780934977630
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The rugged landscape of Baronia on Sardinia sets the scene for this novel of crime, guilt and retribution. This novel presents the story of the Pintor sisters - from a family of noble landowners now in decline - their nephew Giacinto, and their servant Efix, who is trying to make up for a mysterious sin committed many years before. Around, below, and inside them the raging Mediterranean storms, the jagged mountains, the murmuring forests, and the gushing springs form a Greek chorus of witness to the tragic drama of this unforgiving land. Deledda tells her story with her characteristic love of the natural landscape and fascination with the folk culture of the island, with details about the famous religious festivals held in mountain encampments and the lore of the "dark beings who populate the Sardinian night, the fairies who live in rocks and caves, and the sprites with seven red caps who bother sleep." Introduction by the Sardinian ethnographer, Dolores Turchi.

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427047278
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Little Dorrit

Author: Charles Dickens
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The Chimes

Author: Charles Dickens
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Martin Chuzzlewi

Author: Charles Dickens
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616400080
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Part II of The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, which was originally serialized in standalone installments in 1843-44. The work Dickens considered his best, it is a satire on selfishness, revolving around the Chuzzlewit family, and is notable for what is perceived by some as anti-American attitudes, though Dickens intended his less than positive depictions of Americans as satirical, too.

Winnie The Witch

Author: Valerie Thomas
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061173126
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Because Winnie the Witch lives in a house where everything is black, she cannot see her black cat--until she comes up with a brilliant, and colorful, idea.