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A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • In this unabridged version of the original 1843 edition, the classic tale is illustrated with full-color paintings and black-and-white drawings that brilliantly recapture an era and bring Dickens's characters vividly to life.
  • 9-11 Years
  • 8.4" x 5.5" Paperback
  • 239 Pages
  • Literary Criticism, General

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About the Book



The words and emotions of this classic tale are brought to life with exceptionally detailed illustrations that re-create the look and atmosphere of 19th-century London. Illustrations.



Book Synopsis



In this unabridged version of the original 1843 edition, the classic tale is illustrated with full-color paintings and black-and-white drawings that brilliantly recapture an era and bring Dickens's characters vividly to life. "Michael Foreman's illustrations have brought new life and charm to a story we all know." -- Parents Magazine



From the Back Cover



Emerging from Dickens's preoccupation in the early 1840s with issues of poverty, ignorance, and cruelty, this classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve, was first published in 1843 to strong reviews and popular success. The Broadview edition uses the first edition with original drawings by John Leech.

This edition also includes Washington Irving's descriptions of English Christmas customs; essays by Dickens on Christmas, and his essay "A Walk in a Workhouse"; a British government report on the lives of child labourers; a speech by Dickens on the importance of educating the poor; selected letters; contemporary reviews; and a listing of film, television, and radio adaptations of the book.



Review Quotes




"This volume is a distinguished addition to a superb series. Richard Kelly's fine edition of Dickens's 'timeless classic' richly documents just how very timely this little book was, being the inspired and inspiring result of Dickens's passionately humanitarian response to the harshness and brutality with which the poor, especially children of the poor, were treated in the England of 1843. In his substantial introduction, supplemented by a well-chosen selection of contemporary writings, Professor Kelly also demonstrates another notable aspect of the work's timeliness by situating it in the context of the great revival of traditional Christmas festivities going on during the first half of the nineteenth century." -- Michael Slater, Birkbeck College, University of London




About the Author



Richard Kelly is a Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the editor of the Broadview edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2000).

Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-11 Years
Number of Pages: 239
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: General
Publisher: Broadview Press Inc
Format: Paperback
Author: Charles Dickens
Language: English
Street Date: March 12, 2003
TCIN: 91164090
UPC: 9781551114767
Item Number (DPCI): 247-42-3579
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.6 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.4 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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