ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP
The story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and the ghosts who show him the true spirit of Christmas.
THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:
â€¢ A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information
â€¢ A chronology of the author's life and work
â€¢ A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context
â€¢ An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations
â€¢ Detailed explanatory notes
â€¢ Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
â€¢ Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
â€¢ A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON
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.