- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 5, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1493680943
- ISBN-13: 978-1493680948
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2,344 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #971,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
A well-loved holiday story, Dickens's slim tale has been opened up on the oversize pages of this new version, similar in format to Zwerger's treatment of The Gift of the Magi. Expanses of white space around and between lines of text give the volume a clean-looking design, which sets off the artist's charm-filled, airy watercolors. And that design is of key importance to the unabridged text, for the book appears accessible to readers just out of the picture book age. This is a fine collector's edition as well; Zwerger has chosen not to represent the three spirits of Christmas, but merely hints at their presence in her pictures. That grounds the story of Scrooge's night firmly in the realm of the almost-real and the possible, and renders his transformation a fully believable phenomenon. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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out this populace today. The main theme of the Christmas spirits breaking the selfish Scrooge what life had to teach him but closed eyes only to the color of gold. Lost his way and finally found it. The shame is the Scrooge in the 21st century is the large corporate and banking business that ride on the backs of the poor and needy and do not get a
visit form the spirits. But, tiny Tim said it best..."God bless us all, everyone." This is the true meaning of the book, which may one day change this God deprived world to see
a little charity goes a long way and makes the world a better place to live.
A Christmas Carol has been a book I've been trying to read for the past few Christmases. I'd start it, but then never finished it. Third times was a charm. I've finally finished it and am glad I read it. It was a good read and now a favorite.
"For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."
I really liked Charles Dickens's "Ghost of an Idea." I've watched many different movies that have some form of this story. I liked reading this just as much as watching one of the movie adaptions. This was my first Dickens book that I've read. His writing style in this was poetic I thought. The story is short and broken off in Staves. I think my favorite part was the description of Christmas Day activity during Stave Three: The Second of Three Spirits.
I'll definitely be rereading this in the future and will try to read some of Dickens's other books too. I enjoyed this free kindle illustrated version. It was a nice touch to see the pictures that were made for this original tale.
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