A Christmas carol
Part of the Collins Classroom Classics series
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas, WJECLevel & Subject: GCSE English LiteratureFirst teaching: September 2015First examination: June 2017 This edition of A Christmas Carol is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. 'If I could work my will,' said Scrooge, indignantly, 'every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.' Miser and misanthropist Ebenezer Scrooge hates the festive season.
Can the visitations of his dead business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and yet to come shake him from his habits, to show him the true value of Christmas? Dickens's 1843 story was written in response to the plight of the poor, the hungry, the exploited and the uneducated in Victorian society, suggesting that the true test of a society is the way it treats its children.
1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 2AB English, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, 4KHT For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, JNUM Teachers' classroom resources & material, YQCR Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes, YQFL Educational: literature in languages other than English