A Christmas Carol - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

A Christmas Carol - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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Overview

A beautiful edition of Dickens' A Christmas Carol with magical illustrations by one of Britain's best illustrators, Arthur Rackham.

A Christmas Carol is a truly wonderful novella, written by Charles Dickens. It was first published in 1843, and met with instant success and critical acclaim. ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a perfect volume for inquisitive children, and tells the story a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge, and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come….

Dickens’ Carol was one of the greatest influences in rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England, but, while it brings to the reader images of light, joy, warmth and life, it also brings strong and unforgettable images of what happens when these things are missing. The book has never been out of print since its first publication.

A Christmas Carol further contains a series of dazzling colour illustrations – by a master of the craft; Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Charles Dicken’s enthralling narrative.

Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447449324
Publisher: Pook Press
Publication date: 04/23/2012
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 1,150,049
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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