A Christmas Carol: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry) (Hardcover)

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Charles Dickens (1812-70) was an established novelist when he decided to produce a Christmas story, which was written in only six weeks and published at the end of 1843. The book was an immediate bestseller, and had it not been for the very high production costs of the specially commissioned illustrations and the decorative binding, it would have been a great commercial success. This strategic error meant that Dickens did not make the profits he expected, which contributed to his falling out with the publishers, Chapman and Hall. The story, however, has endured to this day as a classic and remains Dickens' best-known and most adapted work. This reissue of the first edition, with its famous illustrations by Punch caricaturist John Leech (1817-64), is printed in black and white, but the four colour illustrations found in the original can be viewed at http: //www.cambridge.org/9781108060400.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781108060400
ISBN-10: 1108060404
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2013
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Fiction and Poetry