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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.
Starred Review. Dickens's classic holiday tale, like many cultural touchstones, often falls into the trap of perennial reinterpretation. First aired in 1990 but only now available on CD, NPR's presentation serves to place the familiar story back in its historical context. NPR News anchor Susan Stamberg's introduction, along with background information in the liner notes, offers valuable insights regarding both Dickens's gritty backdrop and his role in reviving Christmas traditions otherwise forgotten amid rapid urban industrialization. The script being performed is the same one Dickens used to use at readings. Comedy legend Winters, who serves as narrator while also performing all of the male roles, juggles his duties seamlessly and demonstrates remarkable dramatic range. His portrayal of Scrooge before the ghostly visitations evokes discernable pain and loss beyond the over-the-top antics of an ogre figure. Veteran actress Mimi Kennedy voices the female parts with gusto. With its quality production, attractive price and one-hour length, this release offers the perfect gift and establishes a festive new annual ritual for families to share. (Sept.)
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You know how people have a ‘traditional Christmas movie’ they watch every year on the 25th? I think this novella by Charles Dickens might just become my ‘traditional Christmas... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rashmi Pluscec
I just finished ready “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.
It was not the first time I've read the classic story and I am positive it will not be the last time I will... Read more
Kindle Edition does not have lines correctly formatted. They are broken up and offset, do not recommend.Published 12 months ago by pr
This review says more to the edition than to the classic story, although I do love the story. This is a beautifully illustrated edition of A Christmas Carol. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Pamela
I didn't read, but it is a beautiful book and was well done.Published 14 months ago by Guilherme Neves
A true classic for Christmas. I always read this book during Christmas over a hot mug of hot cocoa with the lights off and the candles lit ! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Karen Bahal
My favorite!!! A must read any time of the year! My children love when I read this story! Thank you Kindle!Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazon really needs to show better pictures. I bought this as a gift for Christmas, not knowing that it was only about 5mm thick!Published on May 7 2013 by MusicLover1
Dickens is one of my favorite classic authers. I lost all of my books in a flood a couple yeras ago and have been trying to replace them. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2013 by Jeanne M Harrison