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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Modern Library) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

An instantaneous bestseller while it used to be first released in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has persisted ever on the grounds that as a perennial yule favourite. Charles Dickens's loved story in regards to the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who involves recognize the that means of kindness, charity, and goodwill via a haunting Christmas Eve stumble upon with 4 ghosts--is a heartwarming party of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions could or wouldn't convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. okay. Chesterton. 'The tale sings from finish to finish like a contented guy going home.'

The sleek Library version additionally offers extra of Dickens's renowned Christmas tales, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's final Christmas story, which good points considered one of his maximum comedian households, the Tetterbys. With an creation by way of John Irving.

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CORNELL, KATHARINE 29 Constance Middleton’s mother, †Mrs. Culver, carries the banner for tradition. She believes that if a man neglects his wife, the fault lies with the wife. Further, she maintains that women need to hold on to their homes, their names, and their positions, closing their eyes when they uncover something—such as their husbands’ extramarital affairs—that they were not meant to see. For Maugham, daughter Constance represents both a modification of, and a compromise to, her mother’s position.

The World Over; On a Chinese Screen. COOPER, DAME GLADYS CONSTANCE (1888–1971). English actress, born in London, the most popular of her time and noted for her beauty. She married Herbert Buckmaster, a wealthy London socialite, and afterward became comanager (with Frank Curzon) of the Playhouse, London, during 1917–1928, then sole manager from 1928 to 1933. *Maugham first met her in 1908 at the Royalty Theatre, Dean Street, London. She starred in Maugham’s *Home and Beauty (1919, for 235 performances), as †Leslie Crosbie in *The Letter (1927, for 338 performances), in *The Sacred Flame (for eight months until the birth of her child), and as †Kitty Fane in *The Painted Veil (1931).

At the Vanderbilt Theatre, New York, on 13 November 1923, closing after only fifteen performances. It reopened in London at the Playhouse, 31 January 1924, running for seventy-six performances. Violet Kemble Cooper played the lead in New York. The combination of hackneyed and weak plot and trite language proved boring for audiences. That lack of success on the stage has yielded little or no critical attention. The hackneyed plot of the piece spins its tiresome web about the repressive (but sometimes repressed) husband theme, specifically, the humorless and rumbling London barrister †Valentine Lefevre.

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