By Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens' mythical classic.
"I am the Ghost of Christmas Present," acknowledged the Spirit. "Look upon me!"
The vacation season brings the opportunity to provide, and what larger reward is there than the most cherished tales within the English language? This yr, we at Atria Books are providing a loose book variation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the precise spouse for a comfy evening through the fire.
Since its e-book in 1843, A Christmas Carol and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge became literary classics. Illuminated with useful scholarship and questions for dialogue, this variation makes an enthralling package deal that comes with the evidence at the back of the fiction, in addition to the natural pleasure and magic of this undying story in regards to the actual which means of Christmas.
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But his tapas, or ascetic practice, builds incomparable power, and the gods and goddesses must sometimes resort to that power to take care of problems they are having difficulty solving. Many Puranas, for example, tell the tale of a demon named Taraka who had gained so much power through tapas that the god Brahma granted him the boon that he could not be killed by any god or goddess except one born from Shiva’s seed. Taraka meanwhile became so powerful that he threatened the gods’ control over the cosmos, and the gods were faced with the challenge of figuring out how to get Shiva to produce a child who could defeat Taraka.
The Puranas seem to have originated in different regions of India, although it is not always possible to determine where a particular Purana was composed. A Sanskrit lexicon defines a Purana as a text that covers five topics: the creation of the universe; its dissolution and re-creation; genealogies of gods, sages, and kings; cosmic cycles; and histories of particular royal dynasties. Despite this definition, the vast majority of the Puranas is not focused on these topics but on a wide range of other matters.
Patrick Olivelle, a scholar who has done extensive study and translation of the Upanishads, points out that with relatively stable states ruled by kings and increased agricultural production, trade and travel became much easier (Olivelle 1992, 31). In this environment, a new form of religious practice known as renunciation began to flourish. There were people (nearly all men) who chose to renounce the increasingly complex society in which they lived, retire to the forests, and devote themselves to acquiring spiritual knowledge.
A Christmas Carol (Enriched Classics Christmas Books, Book 1) by Charles Dickens