Title: A Christmas Carol
Publisher: Candlewick Press, Cambridge
Publication Date: 1993
Illustrator: Benson, Patrick
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
1st ptg. Square 4to, Full red cloth, illustrated in color by Patrick Benson. Adapted by Vivien French and illustrated in color throughout by Patrick Benson, signed on publisher's bookplate by both French and Benson. Fine in very good, price-clipped dj. by author and artist. Bookseller Inventory # 14645
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.
Review: 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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