More than a 100 years after his death, Charles Dickens is still entertaining readers with his classic "A Christmas Carol." Gather the family around for a wonderful journey through time with this life affirming tale, excellent for reading aloud on Christmas Eve. You know the story..... Ebenezer Scrooge is a bitter old man who "will keep Christmas in my own way", which is not at all. People cringe when they see him coming. Dogs cower. But that is all about to change. He is visited by the ghost of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley, dragging the chains he has forged for himself in life, and learns that it is not too late for him. In "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge is visited by three more spirits that Christmas eve. His past, his present and his future. Each take him on a fantastic journey through time and space, showing him how his ways are wrong, and what will happen if he doesn't change. Scrooge goes through subtle changes at first, is humbled by the spirits, and then he is transformed from a bitter man to a caring human being. His new found appreciation of mankind is contagious. In the end, "A Christmas Carol" teaches that the changes not just so he can have a better after life, but because he really cares about life and humanity. A timeless classic, "Christmas Carol" has much to teach us today!
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What would Christmas be without A Christmas Carol? Charles Dickens's famous ghost story is as much a part of the season as plum pudding and mistletoe, and Michael Patrick Hearn, the celebrated annotator of The Wizard of Oz and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has prepared this sumptuous, thoroughly annotated edition, which has already become the definitive edition of our century. Initially published by Norton in 2004, this is the first edition to combine the original story with Dickens's Public Reading text, published to coincide with his 1867-68 American tour, which has not been reprinted in nearly a century. Included are rare photographs as well as the original Leech wood engravings and hand-colored etchings, supplemented by other contemporary illustrations by George Cruikshank, Gustave Dore, John Tenniel, and "Phiz." The Annotated Christmas Carol will be a literary feast for the whole family for generations.Product Description:
What would Christmas be without "A Christmas Carol"? Charles Dickens's famous ghost story is as much a part of the season as plum pudding and mistletoe. This edition of the Dickens classic is part of the Norton "Annotated Series", and delves into the engrossing story of the book's publication, when it first captivated Victorian England. It combines the original text of 1843 with Dickens's Public Reading text, which had its world premiere in America in 1867. The book features rare photographs as well as the original Leech wood engravings and hand-coloured etchings. These are supplemented by other contemporary illustrations by George Cruikshank, Gustave Dore, John Tenniel and "Phiz".
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11006028577X