Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol is celebrated in this stunning deluxe silk-bound slip-case edition. The slip-case features a charming contemporary design, and the red silk book inside features decorative and festive silver lettering with pine bough and snowflake design elements on the cover. The book includes the full text of the classic story, and features more than 30 full-color illustrations from 19th Century editions, illustrations commissioned by Dickens himself. A one-of-a-kind gift for lovers of The Christmas Carol that will become a treasured addition to any Christmas lover's bookshelf.
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 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.