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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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  • Hardcover
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. Third Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. pp: [viii][1]2-166 [2]. THE THIRD EDITION bound in deep red full calf, ruled in gilt, raised bands to spine with two title pieces, one in blue and one in green, both with gilt lettering. All edge gilt with top edge rough cut, and other edges trimmed. Both paste downs are trimmed with half-inch decorative calf and remainder and end paper are in decorative red paper. The original covers are bound in at the end of the text. The book is held in a brown cloth covered clam shell case with a title piece laid down. A nearly flawless copy. When the novella was published it struck a chord with Victorian readers. Some old Christmas traditions were being revived and new ones (the Christmas tee and Christmas cards) were being introduced. Dickens completed the book in six weeks. And it was released on 17 December, 1943. It was a great success and went into multiple printings with a few months. By May, 1844 the seventh edition had been sold out. One of the features of the story is that it was adapted for the stage almost immediately. The success of the book encouraged Dickens to produce four new Christmas stories, none of which approached the popularity of A Christmas Carol.

The great Christmas story in a beautiful leather binding.

Synopsis

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.

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On Oct 7 2014, a reader 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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Details

Bookseller
MAPLE RIDGE BOOKS CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
005718
Title
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Author
DICKENS, CHARLES
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Third Edition
Publisher
Chapman & Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1843
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Christmas, stories, ghost story, novella, John Leech, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas future, Christmas traditions, Victorian Era, Christmas Eve, Mr. Fezziwig, Christmas dinner, Christmas goose, Classic stories

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New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Remainder
Book(s) which are sold at a very deep discount to alleviate publisher overstock. Often, though not always, they have a remainder...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
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