A Christmas Carol (Marley's Ghost and Scrooge cover) by Charles Dickens, Mark Summers |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
A Christmas Carol (Marley's Ghost and Scrooge cover)

A Christmas Carol (Marley's Ghost and Scrooge cover)

by Charles Dickens, Mark Summers
     
 
Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to pout his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

So begins

Overview

Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to pout his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

So begins Charles Dickens's timeless tale of brotherly love, charity, and redemption. A Christmas Carol has transcended generations, captivating new readers and rekindling hearts 160 years after its first publication. With an unforgettable cast of characters, it beautifully recounts Ebenezer Scrooge's life-changing encounters with four ghostly visitors. Traveling through Christmases Past, Present, and Yet To Come, he is transformed in one night from a hard-hearted and insensitive miser to a generous and caring man.

Featuring stunning full-page, full-color artwork by award-winning illustrator Mark Summers, this gift edition also includes a selection of the artist's original pencil sketches and an introduction by Mitch Glazer, a Dickens enthusiast and screenwriter for the films Scrooged (1988) and Great Expectations (1998). An appendix containing a chronology of Dickens's life and a list of terms and phrases provide background information that places both Dickens and A Christmas Carol within the context of their era.

For many, A Christmas Carol is as much a part of the holiday season as gift giving, mistletoe, and caroling; now this richly illustrated edition brings this most beloved of Christmas tales vividly to life.

Mark Summers is an award-winning illustrator whose work appears regularly in The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and Time magazine. Recipient of the prestigious Hamilton King Award, he is also the illustrator for Barnes & Noble's illustrated editions of Moby-Dick and Gulliver's Travels. He currently lives in Ontario with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760750285
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/06/2003
Edition description:
Barnes & Noble Edition
Pages:
129

What People are saying about this

Charles Dickens, paid by the word—still the best bargain of Western literature—and mark Summers's drawings of A Christmas Carol are found gold in the pocket of a favorite jacket.— Bill Murray
Francoise Mouly
Mark Summers's mastery of the engraved look evokes classical older times, but the way his illustrations draw you into the characters' emotions, the way Summers makes you share their pleasure, their joy, or their fear, brings this edition into the vivid present. Now if this fellow Dickens is half as good a storyteller as his illustrator, I think the team might have a promising future.
The New Yorker, Art Editor
Arthur Hochstein
Mark Summers has always impressed the Dickens out of me. As these beautiful illustrations demonstrate, Mark's work combines the best of old-world craftsmanship with soul, warmth, and vividness that make it feel timeless, yet modern. A joy to behold!
Time magazine, Art Director

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