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A Christmas Carol Glossary of Hard-to-Find Words


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Age Range:
13-15 years

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Originally written for 9th grade readers, this is nevertheless a useful companion glossary for anyone reading or teaching A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  This is a comprehensive glossary of the culture, religious beliefs and customs as represented in A Christmas Carol.  There are over 180 entries including English words and expressions, religious references and more that can’t commonly be found in a 9th grade student’s dictionary.  To accommodate the different editions of A Christmas Carol, words are listed by chapter in the order they appear in the book with an alphabetical index in the back.   Included in the introduction is a brief essay to assist readers in understanding the overall context of the story.  There is also an essay regarding figurative language to assist readers with Dickens’ rich use of figurative language.