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Published: 27 September 2018

496 Pages | 20 black & white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198822394

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A Christmas Carol

and Other Christmas Stories

Charles Dickens and Edited by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

  • A single-volume edition of all Dickens's Christmas books, with a selection of 20 the original illustrations and a full critical introduction
  • An excellent introduction by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst contextualizes the Christmas stories, the social questions they set out to address, their reception and the enduring popularity of A Christmas Carol, and how their style and themes resonate in more complex ways in his major fictions
  • Lively notes point to parallels with Dickens's other writings
  • Two appendixes including Dickens's article, 'What Christmas Is As We Grow Older', and facsimile pages from Dickens's reading version of A Christmas Carol