The annotated Christmas carol : a Christmas carol


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Dickens, Charles Hearn Michael Patrick


Keyword(s):
Scrooge, Ebenezer (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Poor families -- Fiction. Sick children -- Fiction. Misers -- Fiction. Christmas stories. Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Christmas carol. London (England) -- Fiction.


Year:
1977


Pages:
182 p.


Publisher:
Avon


Publisher location:
New York, N.Y.


Accession number:
17194936


Label:
Box 9


Notes:
Uniform Title: Christmas carol ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-180) and index. Christmas carol by Charles Dickens ; illustrated by John Leech ; with an introduction, notes, and bibliography by Michael Patrick Hearn. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: PR4557; Dewey: 823


ISBN:
ISBN: 0380017229; 9780380017225 LCCN: 76-21345


Work type:
Fiction (fic)


Abstract:
This book is the first extensive critical study of this great holiday fable. Readers will find an accurate reprinting of the text of the 1843 edition, complete with the original hand-colored engravings and woodcuts of John Leech. Supplementing these are over 80 seasonal and related sketches by other artists, including John Tenniel. Michael Patrick Hearn has provided the reader with extensive annotations which explain the various literary, autobiographical, and historical dimensions of the text. He has also written a lengthy introduction, telling the fascinating story of how Dickens, in desperate need of money, wrote his "little Carol" in just six weeks, how he chose his illustrator, and how he found himself in a bitter court dispute over piracy of the tale.


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