教堂钟声
Chimes

  • 作   者:

    查尔斯·狄更斯
    Charles Dickens

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

  • 电子书:

    ¥3.90

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社会底层善良的人在挣扎,严酷的现实中仍然透露着明亮的曙光。

The book was written in late 1844, during Dickens' year-long visit to Italy. The chimes are old bells in the church on whose steps Trotty Veck plies his trade. The book is divided into four parts named "quarters", after the quarter chimes of a striking clock.

《教堂钟声》是查尔斯·狄更斯的一部短篇小说,出版于1844年。该书是查尔斯“圣诞丛书”系列。小说分为四部分,每一部分以教堂钟声开始。小说的主人公托比是一个勤杂工,他天天待在教堂外面,只盼着能替人跑个腿,赚几便士。他已年届六十,身材瘦弱,但他一直认为自己强壮而有力量,而且一直保持乐观。 某个寒冷的中午,他的女儿,美丽善良的梅格给他送来了午餐,并向他道出了英俊健壮的小伙子理查德向她求婚的事情,正在这时,富人老爷们出现了,他们声称要取缔穷人结婚,取缔穷人生孩子,取缔一切……托比心灰意冷,他离开家,来到教堂,一个人爬到钟塔的顶层,在一片黑暗和恐惧中晕了过去。等他醒来,他发现钟塔里到处是幽灵和精怪,他才意识到自己早已在九年前爬钟塔的时候就失足摔落下去死了。他跟着幽灵看到了人世百态,看到了穷人的艰辛,看到了富人的伪善,看到了女儿苦苦维持得艰难困苦的生活,最后,女儿在绝望中抱着孩子,朝波涛汹涌的河流走去。托小跑绝望得大喊出来“救救她!”……

The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, a short novel by Charles Dickens, was written and published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol and one year before The Cricket on the Hearth. It is the second in his series of "Christmas books": five short books with strong social and moral messages that he published during the 1840s.

查尔斯·狄更斯(1812年2月7日—1870年6月9日),19世纪英国批判现实主义小说家。狄更斯特别注意描写生活在英国社会底层的“小人物”的生活遭遇,深刻地反映了当时英国复杂的社会现实,为英国批判现实主义文学的开拓和发展做出了卓越的贡献。他的作品至今依然盛行,对英国文学发展起到了深远的影响。主要作品《匹克威克外传》《雾都孤儿》 《老古玩店》《艰难时世》《我们共同的朋友》《双城记》等。

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812–9 June 1874) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented popularity, and by the twentieth century he was widely seen as a literary genius by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

HERE are not many people-and as it is desirable that a story-teller and a story-reader should establish a mutual understanding as soon as possible, I beg it to be noticed that I confine this observation neither to young people nor to little people, but extend it to all conditions of people: little and big, young and old: yet growing up, or already growing down again-there are not, I say, many people who would care to sleep in a church. I don't mean at sermon-time in warm weather (when the thing has actually been done, once or twice), but in the night, and alone. A great multitude of persons will be violently astonished, I know, by this position, in the broad bold Day. But it applies to Night. It must be argued by night, and I will undertake to maintain it successfully on any gusty winter's night appointed for the purpose, with any one opponent chosen from the rest, who will meet me singly in an old churchyard, before an old church-door; and will previously empower me to lock him in, if needful to his satisfaction, until morning.

  • CHAPTER I-First Quarter.
  • CHAPTER II-The Second Quarter.
  • CHAPTER III-Third Quarter.
  • CHAPTER IV-Fourth Quarter.
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