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Title: A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Prose Being A Ghost ...
Publisher: The Folio Society
Book Condition: Good
Book Description The Folio Society, London, 2003. Pictorial Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition Thus. (173pp). Pictorial endpapers. Spine dge lightly marked, else fine. NOTE; Excess weight postage may be needed for destinations outside Australia Quarto. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 030765
Book Description The Folio Society, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. In slip-case. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000765784
Book Description London, The Folio Society, 2007. Second Impression. 18.5 x 25cm. Frontispiece, 123 pages, 7 colour plates, line-drawn illustrations throughout. Original illustrated clothbound hardcover with gilt lettering, illustrated endpapers and protective slipcase. Excellent condition, as new. "A Christmas Carol" was first published in December 1843 by Chapman and Hall. It was first published with four other stories - 'The Chimes', 'The Cricket on the Hearth', 'The Battle of Life' and 'The Haunted Man' - as a collection bearing the title Christmas Books in 1852. The text of this edition follows that of the 1852 edition, with minor emendations. [Publsiher's note] Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past, such as carols, as well as new customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by experiences from his own past, and from the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, and was inspired to write the story following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged school, one of several establishments for London's half-starved, illiterate street children. The treatment of the poor and the ability of self-interested man redeeming himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. There is discussion among academics as to whether this was a fully secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory. With A Christmas Carol, Dickens captured the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. He has been acknowledged as an influence on the modern Western observance of Christmas and inspired several aspects of Christmas, such as family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit. [wikipedia]. Bookseller Inventory # 91150AB