A Christmas Carol

byCharles DickensIllustratorArthur Rackham

July 28, 2006|
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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Rich in the imagery of nineteenth-century England, this literary classic celebrates a return to old-fashioned Christmas festivities while examining the crisis in one man's personal life. One of the most famous characters in literary history, Ebenezer Scrooge is the "grasping old sinner" who finds redemption after witnessing scenes from his life in which his greed, self-interest, and lack of compassion are revealed.
Complementing the master storyteller's wise and witty prose are the timeless illustrations of Arthur Rackham, whose evocative artwork finds humor in Scrooge's miserly ways, depicting him as a cranky humbug who eventually relents and joins the merrymaking. Continuously in print since it was first published in 1843, Dickens's immortal tale is still relevant today, sending a message that cuts through the materialistic trappings of the holiday season and gets to its heart and soul. This illustrated edition stands as one of the most beautiful available.
Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before pu...
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Title:A Christmas Carol
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:112 pages, 11 X 8.38 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:112 pages, 11 X 8.38 X 0.68 in
Published:July 28, 2006
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486451244

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