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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, abridged by Vivian French, illustrated by Patrick Benson

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ISBN 10: 1564022048 / ISBN 13: 9781564022042
Published by Candlewick, Cambridge MA, 1993
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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8 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. 44 pages. Condition of the book is Fine; Looks new on all points. Dust jacket is Very Good; Remnants of price sticker on front cover. STK. Bookseller Inventory # 24992

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Title: A Christmas Carol

Publisher: Candlewick, Cambridge MA

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: First American edition.

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Synopsis:

A beautifully illustrated, abridged rendition of Dickens's classic Christmas story follows the magical transformation of the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge into a generous man filled with the joy of holiday spirit.

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In the history of English literature, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, which has been continuously in print since it was first published in the winter of 1843, stands out as the quintessential Christmas story. What makes this charming edition of Dickens's immortal tale so special is the collection of 80 vivid illustrations by Everett Shinn (1876-1953). Shinn, a well-known artist in his time, was a popular illustrator of newspapers and magazines whose work displayed a remarkable affinity for the stories of Charles Dickens, evoking the bustling street life of the mid-1800s. Printed on heavy, cream-colored paper stock, the edges of the pages have been left rough, simulating the way in which the story might have appeared in Dickens's own time. Though countless editions of this classic have been published over the years, this one stands out as particularly beautiful, nostalgic, and evocative of the spirit of Christmas.

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