RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 961003 LA English T1 Christmas books. A1 Dickens, Charles,, PB Oxford University Press PP London; New York YR 1954 AB Five tales written for Christmas, 1843 to 1848, combining realism and fantasy. "A Christmas Carol in Prose" makes its ghostly appeal to Scrooge, the hard old miser, and "The Chimes" is a variation of the same motive. "The Cricket on the Hearth" is an idyll of home life, "The Battle of Life", an imaginative deliverance on resignation, "The Haunted Man", a fairy tale with the beauty of kindness for its moral. For other editions, see Author Catalog.