A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics) by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

Enriched Classics provide readers obtainable variants of significant works of literature more suitable via worthy notes and remark. every one booklet comprises academic instruments along the textual content, allowing scholars and readers alike to achieve a deeper and extra constructed knowing of the author and their work.

In this vintage, heart-warming story, 4 ghostly visitors educate worthwhile classes to an outdated miser. Ebenezer Scrooge, a egocentric, crotchety skinflint, spends his days counting funds and grousing, “Bah Humbug!” Scrooge doesn’t deal with an individual except himself. despite the fact that, on Christmas Eve, he's visited by means of his associate Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas prior, Christmas current, and yuletide but to come back, who train him approximately benevolence, charity, and goodwill.

Enriched Classics improve your engagement via introducing and explaining the ancient and cultural value of the paintings, the author’s own heritage, and what impression this publication had on next scholarship. each one e-book comprises dialogue questions that aid make clear and toughen significant topics and interpreting strategies for additional research.

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I then move from the Victorian beauty myth to examine the control over female desire that informed women’s lives and that constitutes the second major aspect of Victorian anorexic culture. Other scholars have established that women were subjected to constant management in the form of specific dictates about which foods they should eat, how they should behave, and what they should or should not be permitted to do. I posit, in addition, that these systems of etiquette are a manifestation of an anorexic logic that overwhelmingly emphasizes self-control, sexual purity, and the denial of the body.

Women’s hunger, in particular, with its symbolic associations with lust, aggression, and lack of self-control, finds its apogee in vampirism, which exaggerates cultural anxieties about consumption, especially female consumption, in the figure of the bloodthirsty vampire. I focus on the act of eating and on body size in two of the nineteenth-centuries greatest vampire tales, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” and in George Du Maurier’s Trilby, with its vampiric villain, Svengali.

Her work should thus be situated within her involvement with the Tractarian movement. Rossetti’s work problematizes ahistorical assessments of a wide variety of fasting behaviors as anorexic. Because the literature that I analyze in this book is British, the cultural sources, such as conduct books and beauty manuals, to which I refer are also largely British, although I have often used American editions of those texts because they are more readily available in the United States. Other texts that I use were written and published in America, but were also available and read in Britain (as evidenced from the fact that they are housed in British research libraries or are referred to in the works of English writers).

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