A Christmas Tree (with illustrations)

Charles Dickens Sam Ngo


A Christmas Tree (with illustrations)

A Christmas Tree (with illustrations)

  • Title: A Christmas Tree (with illustrations)
  • Author: Charles Dickens Sam Ngo
  • ISBN: 2940012025968
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Nook



A Christmas Tree is perhaps best described as Dickens s other Christmas story, this is an elderly narrator s reminiscence of holidays past, each incident inspired by the gifts and toys that decorate the traditional tree There is a range of appeal in the story itself, from snug memories of beloved toys to the passing along of eerie stories surrounding various childhood hA Christmas Tree is perhaps best described as Dickens s other Christmas story, this is an elderly narrator s reminiscence of holidays past, each incident inspired by the gifts and toys that decorate the traditional tree There is a range of appeal in the story itself, from snug memories of beloved toys to the passing along of eerie stories surrounding various childhood haunts.


Recent Comments "A Christmas Tree (with illustrations)"

A rather odd Christmas tale with a ghostly air to it: a decent enough yarn if a little tangential. It is written well in general, but as a whole it was difficult to follow. A description of a family's Christmas tree is giving at the beginning from the narrative of whomsoever owns it, with a plethora of what is to be found hanging upon it (a nice insight in to how they used to decorate the tree when it first came in to being used during the Victorian period thanks to the German royal Prince Arthu [...]

Dickens seems to have gotten distracted half-way through this tale. It began as an account of various Christmases from his past and then turned into a catalogue of ghost stories. Weird.

Christmas, a Dickens' tale and a beautifully illustrated book what more could one want over the festive season?Well, while 'A Christmas Tree' is not one of Dickens more stunning Christmas tales, it is still redolent of that Victorian Christmas spirit and cheer that he portrayed.Describing the tree he stated, 'There was everything and more' on it. And the story then describes the tree's setting while on it the author looks into and sees his youngest Christmas recollections.There are toys, some l [...]

Not all of Dickens' Christmas tales were winners, folks.

As Charles Dickens looks on “at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas tree”, he is filled with wonder at the beauty of the sight. On the tree are candles, toys, fruit, trinkets, “everything and more” which trigger a whole host of memories. He remembers toys he received in his early years, the pantomimes he saw, the toy theatre he played with But all is not tinsel and sparkle and superficiality. There is darkness too. For where there is light, sha [...]

First sentence: "I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree."Last sentence: "This, in remembrance of me!"After I finished reading 'A Christmas Carol', I thought of reading another one of Dickens' Christmas story and I started this one, not knowing that it was only a short story, a very short one (around 20 pages), and perhaps not even a story, more like an essay. I don't know what to think about this. The story st [...]

Lacking, that is all I can say.There was potential in this short story, being a work of Charles Dickens, but the narrative is clunky, overburdened, and at times unintelligible. The author is at times describing his childhood Christmas tree and the ornaments it contained, then describing childhood toys in terms, then describing ghost stories of haunted houses and murders and deaths. Dreary and dreadful, with a few glowing lines.

I think Dickens was on an Acid Trip when he wrote this story.

This story is what happens when one gets high and then stares at a Christmas tree too long.

One of the most convoluted awful things I've ever forced myself to read. A few good sections, especially near the end, but most of the rest of the writing was fragmented abstract thoughts of a child's interpretation of Christmas, and this doesn't translate well into an enjoyable narrative. No plans on a future read.

Interesting. More of a journal of jumbled recollections from Charles Dickens' childhood that he weaves into remembrances of tree ornaments.

Not your usual Dickens, found the story bland, boring and of no point.

Just wanted to squeeze in one more Christmas themed book into December. It was interesting. I've heard that ghost stories were a traditional thing for Christmases back in Dickens day.

Read in A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Classics.Sorry, Charlie, this one didn't do much for me.A man reminisces on past Christmases starting with early childhood, and how the gifts and meaning changed through his life. I suppose if I'd been of an age with Dickens who would've been 203 this year if it hadn't been for that pesky stroke in 1870, then I'd be able to better appreciate his memories of various toys, gadgets, and gewgaws. (And some of those things were terrifying. Children died y [...]

This was a silly thing, by a man who had his own paper and fanbase of readers who looked forward to his Christmas publications because he wrote one of the quintessential Christmas classics. But still, this was a silly thing. And I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku:"By a man who lovesSticking ghosts into Christmas,This sure ismething."

"When did that Dreadful Mask first look at me? () perhaps that fixed and set change coming over a real face, infused into my quickened heart some remote suggestion and dread of the universal change that is to come on every face, and make it still?"While many people are familiar with Dickens'A Christmas Carol , his "A Christmas Tree" doesn't ring a bell for the general public. In this story he explores to a great extent the uncanniness (you bet your ass Freud has been reading Dickens) of Christma [...]

Charles Dickens reminiscing about his childhood Christmas tree what could be sweeter? It made be think about my old Christmas tree A tinsel star, the wooden dutch doll, silver icicles, mismatched ornaments, a picture of my little brother framed with cardboard & elbow macaroni spray painted gold that campy old tree was magical! I remember laying underneath it & looking up in wonder good old days indeed :)Not quite sure what the ghost stories toward the end had to do with anything, but dan [...]

About what you'd expect of Dickens. Saccharine and wordy. A man recalls past Christmases, memories spurred by ornaments. There a small bit of ghostliness, but nothing scary. It's mostly just about the magic of childhood.An easy pass, but, if you insist, it's free in the public domain. I listened to a free audio production from Librivox's 2008 Christmas collection.

What began as a (view spoiler)[series of reminisces before a Christmas tree became a series of ghost story anecdotes, before returning to the tree to conclude the tale (hide spoiler)]. Unusual, but I found this story enjoyable.

I guess I'm not a big fan of Dickens' writing. Yes, he has a magical way of spinning a tale, but the run-on sentences are ridiculous! And did he have a thing for ghosts or something?! I mean reallywhat do ghost stories have to do with Christmas anyway?

Dickens, perhaps the most read author during the Christmas season, writes this tale that gives voice to many of the sentimental feeling one has surrounding the holiday. A lovely so story very apropos to the season.

Although Dickens rambled too much and got strangely distracted with ghost stories, I liked this story.

Not one of his best. There are some delightful descriptions and reminiscences but in general it seems uninspired.

Sorry, Mr. Dickensbut I didn't like your story AT ALL :S

An oddly meandering reflection, but worth a read if only for the passage on his fear of "the mask."

Strange story. It's kind of like a person's random and wild thoughts about Christmas. It really paints a picture of the past, however.

2,5

A quick delightful burst of pure concentrated Dickens - a stream-of-consciousness cocktail of sentiment, humour, ghosts, and Christmas.

I thought this was a snooze. Sorry Charles.

I listened to this on Spotify and I didn't enjoy the narration. I may have enjoyed it more if I was reading it myself.


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