The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol in Prose

Charles Dickens (Author) Michael Patrick Hearn (Editor)
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Price
$29.95  $27.55
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
November 17, 2004
Pages
384
Dimensions
8.76 X 1.18 X 10.2 inches | 2.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393051582
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About the Author

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth where his father was a clerk in the navy pay office. The family moved to London in 1823, but their fortunes were severely impaired. Dickens was sent to work in a blacking-warehouse when his father was imprisoned for debt. Both experiences deeply affected the future novelist. In 1833, he began contributing stories to newspapers and magazines, and in 1836 started the serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Thereafter, Dickens published his major novels over the course of the next twenty years, from Nicholas Nickleby to Little Dorrit. He also edited the journals Household Words and All the Year Round. Dickens died in June 1870.
Michael Patrick Hearn has written for the New York Times, The Nation, and many other publications. His books include From the Silver Age to Stalin: Russian Children's Book Illustration and The Porcelain Cat; he has edited The Victorian Fairy Tale Book, The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Christmas Carol, and The Annotated Huckleberry Finn. Hearn lives in New York City.
John Leech (1817-1864) was a well regarded English caricaturist, whose works often appeared in Punch and the London News. An accomplished lithographer and engraver, Leech's illustrations illuminated the original edition of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

Reviews

Such a delightful work... overflowing with good nature and good will towards the humblest and most friendless of our race.--William Cullen Bryant
Who can listen to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness.--William Makepeace Thackeray
Read with satisfaction; presented with satisfaction, and many Christmas wishes.--Thomas Carlyle
I like and admire... the exquisite scenes about the clerk and Tiny [Tim]; I thank the writer in my heart of hearts for them.--Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The story sings from end to end like a happy man going home.... It is lyric and exclamatory, from the first exclamatory words of it. It is strictly a Christmas Carol.--G.K. Chesteron