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A Christmas Carol: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas - Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry (Hardback)
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A Christmas Carol: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas - Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry (Hardback)

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Hardback 186 Pages / Published: 03/01/2013
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Charles Dickens (1812-70) was an established novelist when he decided to produce a Christmas story, which was written in only six weeks and published at the end of 1843. The book was an immediate bestseller, and had it not been for the very high production costs of the specially commissioned illustrations and the decorative binding, it would have been a great commercial success. This strategic error meant that Dickens did not make the profits he expected, which contributed to his falling out with the publishers, Chapman and Hall. The story, however, has endured to this day as a classic and remains Dickens' best-known and most adapted work. This reissue of the first edition, with its famous illustrations by Punch caricaturist John Leech (1817-64), is printed in black and white, but the four colour illustrations found in the original can be viewed at http://www.cambridge.org/9781108060400.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108060400
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm

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Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“Muppets Did It Best ”

This classic Christmas tale is one of respect for your fellow man and that it is ‘the love of money [that] is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced... More

Paperback edition
10th March 2015
Helpful? Upvote 76

“beautiful and heartrending”

I have recently posted a review of Silas Marner by George Eliot and stated that it stands alone, I must re-appraise my view and state that it stands alone with A christmas Carol, I guess we all know the story of... More

Paperback edition
29th July 2010
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“Worthy of it's reputation.”

Like everyone else, I grew up knowing the story of Scrooge and his spectral visitors thanks to television and film.

I had never considered reading the book for the original story. However, this year I thought it was... More

Paperback edition
7th January 2011
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