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A Christmas Carol: 1914 Reprint (2008 Vintage Edition) Paperback – November 24, 2008

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Reprint edition (November 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440472904
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440472909
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,503,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Forrest G. Cooper on May 19, 2009
Format: Paperback
I guess I expected too much for the price, but this 'reprint' is a poor excuse of a scan of the original 1914 edition. I can almost forgive the illustrations being only in black and white, but it's A.I. Keller's color illustrations that ARE the reason for the reprint. Are they not? How many copies (with excellent illustrations) can you buy of this five star novella in print today? Hundreds! At least do a clean scan of the illustrations. It looks like they were snapped with a Kodak Instamatic through a dirty aquarium. I might also add you need to include the last 173 words of the story in your 'reprint'. My copy finished with "and as good a". I'm sorry. I just don't sleep well at night without Tiny Tim observing "God Bless Us, Every One!"
Oh,yeah...put the "digitized" title on the spine of the 'reprint'. Merry Christmas.
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this volume was written up as a reproduction of a 1900s edition of Christmas Carol. the reprints of the plates were pretty awful, and the last few paragraphs of the book -- the linchpin of the whole darn story -- are missing, like the book was badly put together, or they just stopped when they ran out of paper. i got to the end and the last paragraphs are not even in the book. all in all, a disappointment, not for the story but for the edition.
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The item I received was new as described. The book was in excellent condition. There was just one problem, the book was missing THE LAST PAGE OF THE STORY.
That was very Bah Humbug. Check the products before shipping.
Sincerely, C Hurtado
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The product photos depict a hardcover version of "A Christmas Carol." What I received was a softcover print-on-demand version of this title from CreateSpace (an Amazon print-on-demand service).

As I specifically need a hardcover edition that looks authentic to the time period of original publication, I returned the item.

I have no issues with CreateSpace or Amazon print-on-demand. However, that service was not what I believed I was purchasing and is not what Amazon has depicted in the item photos.
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