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A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol Hardcover - 2006

by Charles Dickens; P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)

The words and emotions of this classic tale are brought to life with exceptionally detailed illustrations that re-create the look and atmosphere of 19th-century London. Illustrations.


About this book

The full title of Charles Dickens' most famous work is technically A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas. This novella was published on December 19, 1843, and the first edition run of 6000 copies were sold out by Christmas Eve of that year.

The publication of the first edition was fraught with complications, and even though the book was received to positive reviews, profits of the book fell far below Dickens' expectations, and the financial strain caused rifts between Dickens and the original publisher, Chapman & Hall.

From the publisher

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian age. His work, which includes such enduring classics as DAVID COPPERFIELD, OLIVER TWIST, and GREAT EXPECTATIONS, has enthralled readers for generations. A CHRISTMAS CAROL was an immediate success when first published on December 17, 1843, and has remained continuously in print ever since.

P.J. Lynch is one of the most talented and revered illustrators working today. He has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Irish Bisto Award twice, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice — in 1995 for THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY and again in 1998 for WHEN JESSIE CAME ACROSS THE SEA. P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin, Ireland.

First Edition Identification

The initial publication of A Christmas Carol was challenged by several issues, and those issues are evident in some of the first edition identification notes. The final product of the first edition was printed with a red cloth binding with gilded pages and yellow endpapers. The very first copies were printed with green endpapers, and those copies are exceptionally rare.

The first edition contains four colored illustrations and four black and white illustrations. In the first edition, Stave I is printed with the roman numeral, while later editions spell out the number to be printed as Stave One.

Details

  • Title A Christmas Carol
  • Author Charles Dickens; P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 160
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Candlewick Press (MA), Somerville, MA
  • Date 2006-09-12
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Dust Cover, Illustrated, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780763631208 / 0763631205
  • Weight 1.65 lbs (0.75 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.34 x 7.78 x 0.95 in (23.72 x 19.76 x 2.41 cm)
  • Ages 10 to UP years
  • Grade levels 5 - UP
  • Reading level 610
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 19th Century
    • Cultural Region: British
    • Holiday: Christmas
  • Library of Congress subjects Christmas stories, Christmas
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2005058122
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

Media reviews

Citations

  • Hornbook Guide to Children, 01/01/2007, Page 67
  • PW Notes and Reprints, 09/25/2006, Page 74
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/2006, Page 96

About the author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian age. His work, which includes such enduring classics as David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations, has enthralled readers for generations. A Christmas Carol was an immediate success when first published on December 17, 1843, and has remained continuously in print ever since.

P.J. Lynch is one of the most talented and revered illustrators working today. He has won many awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the Irish Bisto Award twice, and the Kate Greenaway Medal twice -- in 1995 for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and again in 1998 for When Jessie Came Across the Sea. P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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