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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by  Charles (adapted by Romulus Linney) Dickens - Paperback - First Printing - First Thus - 1996 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe and Biblio.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by Dickens, Charles (adapted by Romulus Linney)

Condition: Very Good


New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1996. 76 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a slightly faded but uncreased spine; no interior markings. The frontis features a black and white photograph from the Milwaukee Repertory Theater production. This contains: A Christmas Carol - the play version; and Simpler Alternate Version of: A Christmas Carol. . First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

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. Read more: Identifying first editions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL




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On Oct 7 2014, said:
  "It was interesting to read this story and see what was from Dickens' original text and was part of the many movie adaptations about Scrooge evil ways coming back to haunt him."

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