CHRISTMAS CAROL

(Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press, ca. 1950's).

A VERY NICELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION. In the 150 or so years since it was written, Dickens? Christmas story has become the Christmas holiday staple throughout the English speaking world. His story of ghosts, misery and redemption seems to have struck a chord with readers more than virtually any other tale in modern history.
One of the greatest books in all of literature, the story of the publication of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a story all of its own with a number of variations of the book being issued in the month of publication, December 1843.
Dickens' captured the popular imagination as no other novelist had done, he was held in in high critical esteem by contemporaries as varied as Queen Victoria and Dostoevsky. He called his extremely popular A CHRISTMAS CAROL a ?whimsical sort of masque intended to awaken loving and forbearing thoughts.? The lasting appeal of this novel has proven it to be much more. It had been dramatized on the London stage within a month of its publication and has been made into no less then 17 motion pictures. Item #30321

A nicely illustrated edition. With coloured illustrations throughout by Fritz Kredel. Small 8vo, publisher?s original green and red holly leaf decorated white cloth, in the original dustjacket. 93 + colophon pp. A very fine copy, as pristine.

Price: $95.00