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Chimes, The

By Dickens, Charles

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Reproduction Date: 2010

Title: Chimes, The  
Author: Dickens, Charles
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Holiday, Fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Chimes, The
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Publication Date:
1844
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Dickens, C. (1844). Chimes, The. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, published in 1844. Its contemporary setting is the Hungry Forties, a time of social and political unrest, and the book has a strong moral message. It remained popular for many years, although its fame has since been eclipsed by that of A Christmas Carol , the first of the series. Our hero Toby (Trotty) Veck is a poor but hard-working man, whose beloved daughter Meg is due to marry on New Year's Day. Trotty, who is appalled by newspaper reports of crime and immorality, is further depressed by his encounters with the rich and influential Alderman Cute and Sir Joseph Bowley, who make him feel that the poor have no right to exist in society, and his daughter has no right to marry. Trotty hears messages in the chimes of the church bells, which lead him to visit the belfry at night on New Year's Eve...

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Holiday, Fiction

 
 



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