Three spirits takes the harsh old miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a eye opening journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas through the past, present and future in Charles Dickens classic Christmas tale. Dickens brings the story alive through redemption and Scrooge's transformation that has made this story just as much a part of Christmas and the Christmas tree itself. Enjoy sharing this tale with your children and grandchildren for years to come.
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.