The Charles Dickens Collection
(3 Books) A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol (Deluxe Library Edition)
Published by: Engage Books
The Charles Dickens Collection includes three novels; A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol. A Tale of Two Cities, depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the French revolution. It follows the lives of several characters through these events. Great Expectations, depicts the personal growth and development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. The novel is full of extreme imagery - poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three Christmas spirits. The Ghost of Christmas Past confronts Scrooge with his youth, the Ghost of Christmas Present reveals the Cratchits' struggle amid poverty, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come harrows Scrooge with dire visions of the future if he does not learn to treat his fellow man with kindness, generosity and compassion.