Glowing, full-color artwork by the esteemed British illustrator Christian Birmingham brings Charles Dickens's scenes and characters to life in this keepsake edition of the engrossing holiday classic, sure to be cherished for years. This deluxe, cloth-bound volume is beautifully designed and crafted, featuring a debossed front cover illustration with tipped-on artwork, plus lavish gold and silver foil stamped accents. A ribbon marker with Christmas charm, vellum title-page insert, and heavy matte stock complete the luxurious presentation.
In the history of English literature, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, which has been continuously in print since it was first published in the winter of 1843, stands out as the quintessential Christmas story. What makes this charming edition of Dickens's immortal tale so special is the collection of 80 vivid illustrations by Everett Shinn (1876-1953). Shinn, a well-known artist in his time, was a popular illustrator of newspapers and magazines whose work displayed a remarkable affinity for the stories of Charles Dickens, evoking the bustling street life of the mid-1800s. Printed on heavy, cream-colored paper stock, the edges of the pages have been left rough, simulating the way in which the story might have appeared in Dickens's own time. Though countless editions of this classic have been published over the years, this one stands out as particularly beautiful, nostalgic, and evocative of the spirit of Christmas.