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Various Artists - The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Charles Dickens Christmas mp3 download

Performer: Various Artists
Title: The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Charles Dickens Christmas
Style: Christmas,Holidays,Spoken Word
Released: August 1, 1996
Size MP3 version: 1371 mb
Size FLAC version: 1596 mb
Size WMA version: 1845 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 382
Genre: Comedy

Various Artists - The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Charles Dickens Christmas mp3 download

Spirit of Christmas Past.

Dickens started writing A Christmas Carol in October 1843 and finished it by the end of November, in time to be published for Christmas. The book was illustrated by John Leech. It was published in early Victorian Era Britain, a period when people longed for the old nostalgic Christmas traditions. It was at this time that new customs, such as Christmas trees and greeting cards were introduced. Dickens’ sources for the powerful, impressive, and enduring tale appear to be many and varied. A Christmas Carol has been adapted in numerous plays, operas, ballets and films.

Charles Dickens (1812–1870), A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (London: Chapman and Hall, 1843), engraving by W. T. Linton after an illustration by John Leech depicting the Ghost of Christmas Present introducing Scrooge to the children Ignorance and Want, PML 132030, bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987. The Morgan Library & Museum. Charles Dickens (1812–1870), The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain (London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848), The Morgan Library & Museum, PML 132119, bequest of Gordon N.

The Ghost of Christmas Past or the Spirit of Christmas Past is a fictional character in the work A Christmas Carol by the English novelist Charles Dickens. The Ghost of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits (after the visitation by Jacob Marley, his former business partner) to haunt Ebenezer Scrooge

Here it is. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. PART 1 – Marley’s Ghost. MARLEY was dead: to begin with. Are you the Spirit whose coming was foretold to me? asked Scrooge. The voice was soft and gentle. I am the Ghost of Christmas Past. Long Past? inquired Scrooge.

You say ‘Merry Christmas’! But what is Christmas? . The spirit of every man who does not help other people in life has to travel endlessly through the world after his death. We have to carry the chains that we made for ourselves in our lifetime. The light that shone brightly from the ghost of Christmas Past showed that she was crying. I know it doesn’t matter very much to you, she said softly. You care about gold more than you care about me.

A Christmas Carol study guide contains a biography of Charles Dickens, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Marley's spirit has been wandering since he died as punishment for being consumed with business and not with people while alive. He has come to warn Scrooge and perhaps save him from the same fate. He tells him Three Spirits will come to him over the next three nights. Scrooge falls asleep and wakes up to find the Ghost of Christmas Past, a small, elderly figure. The Ghost shows Scrooge scenes from the past that trace Scrooge's development from a young boy, lonely but with the potential for happiness, to a young man with the first traces of greed that would deny love in his life

As a boy, he was left at school over the holidays, alone – both isolated from his fellow students and neglected by his immediate family. In death, as prophesied by the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, Scrooge again finds himself alone

Dickens and Christmas by Lucinda Hawksley (2017) Explore the celebration of Christmas that Dickens helped to create written by a direct descendant of the great author himself! Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol: The Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic by Jim Piecuch (2014). The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford (2008) The story of how Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol rescued his career and revived our holiday spirits. Movie version starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce was released in 2017. The Annotated Christmas Carol by Michael Patrick Hearn.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Gloucestershire Wassail
2 Silent Night Franz Gruber / Joseph Mohr
3 Leading of the Star/Snowflake Reel
4 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella/I Saw Three Ships
5 Away in a Manger
6 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel John Mason Neale / Traditional
7 Coventry Carol
8 Sussex Carol
9 Ode to Joy/Angels We Have Heard on High
10 O Holy Night Adolphe Adam / John Sullivan Dwight
11 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach
12 Christmas Bells
13 Planxty Irwin
14 Good Christian Men, Rejoice
15 Greensleeves (What Child Is This?)
16 Sir Roger de Coverley
17 Good King Wenceslas John Mason Neale


Adolphe Adam - Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach - Composer
John Sullivan Dwight - Composer
Franz Gruber - Composer
Joseph Mohr - Composer
John Mason Neale - Composer
Steve Rachwal - Artwork
Traditional - Composer