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Published: 08 May 2008

496 Pages | 20 halftones


ISBN: 9780199536306

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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

New Edition

Charles Dickens and Edited by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new single-volume edition of all Dickens's Christmas books, with a selection of the original illustrations and a full critical introdution.
  • New edition includes a selection of 20 of the original illustrations.
  • 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.
  • Up-to-date bibliography.
  • 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'.

New to this Edition:

  • New editorial apparatus including introduction, notes, bibliography, by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.
  • Three appendixes containing facsimile pages from the first printing of 'A Christmas Carol' and the article 'What Christmas Is As We Grow Older'.
  • A selection of 20 of the original illustrations.

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