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|Title: A Christmas Carol|
By: Charles Dickens
Illustrated By: John Leech
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 5 ounces
Stock No: WW618395
Includes illustrations from the original 1843 edition by "The Man Who Invented Christmas" Charles Dickens!
This paperback edition of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol recaptures the charm of the first edition. At a stocking stuffer price of just $9.95, it includes illustrations from the 1843 edition.
A lovely gift book for anyone who doesn't yet own the timeless classic. Who can resist the story of the bad-tempered Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation into a kinder and more loving version of himself? The visiting ghosts of past, present, and future? The deeply good Bob Cratchit and his son Tiny Tim? Create or revive a tradition and gather to read this classic tale each and every year.
The original engravings by John Leech make this a gift that all will treasure!
"Paraclete Press has created a stocking stuffer sure to convey the holiday spiritan affordable paperback edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol featuring the illustrations that adorned the first edition 173 years ago. Dickens introduced readers to heartless Ebenezer Scrooge, his kind-hearted clerk, Bob Cratchit, lame Tiny Tim and host of spirits in "A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas" back on Dec. 19, 1843. With themes of rebirth and redemption, A Christmas Carol helped accelerate social reform in 19th-century England - particularly regarding such issues as debtors' prisons and workers' rights. Dickens gave readings from A Christmas Carol during book tours. He read from his holiday tale before a sold-out crowd of 1,300 at the old Haynes Opera House and Music Hall at the corner of Pynchon and Main streets in downtown Springfield on March 20, 1868. Dickens walked about the streets of Springfield, staying at the Massasoit House, now the site of the Paramount Theater, and spent some of his time checking out the boat houses along the Connecticut River. He left by train for Worcester to continue a grueling tour of America, which biographers believe contributed to his death two years later." Ray Kelly, The Republican
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