DISCOVER THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS - LARGE PRINT , LARGE FORMAT , ILLUSTRATED
- Giant format - 8.5" x 11" desktop size - biggest edition available ANYWHERE - looks great on your bookshelf & provides the ideal reading experience for this classic work. Huge 18pt text , beautiful professional typesetting & high-quality bright white paper stock mean this superb edition can be easily enjoyed by all . Lavishly illustrated with many full-page scenes and incidental drawings. University of Life Library Uniform Edition.
" Bah, humbug " Since its publication in 1843, Charles Dickens' evergreen morality tale has been a fundamental part of Christmas celebration and reflection for families around the world .
"A Christmas Carol" tells the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge , a mean-minded, selfish and miserly old man visited by the three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future , who take him on a life-changing journey that forces him to question his life and transform into a kind, thoughtful and generous fellow .
This University of Life edition includes the beloved 1915 Arthur Rackham illustrations
This is not a facsimille edition or a low-quality reprint; it has been newly typeset for a modern audience, at a giant 18pt text size on excellent white 60lb (90gsm) paper and in large, 8.5" x 11" desktop format, for your ultimate reading pleasure.
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About the Author:
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. Dickens's literary success began with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humor, satire, and keen observation of character and society. His novels, most published in monthly or weekly installments, pioneered the serial publication of narrative fiction, which became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication. Cliffhanger endings in his serial publications kept readers in suspense. The installment format allowed Dickens to evaluate his audience's reaction, and he often modified his plot and character development based on such feedback. For example, when his wife's chiropodist expressed distress at the way Miss Mowcher in David Copperfield seemed to reflect her disabilities, Dickens improved the character with positive features. His plots were carefully constructed, and he often wove elements from topical events into his narratives. Masses of the illiterate poor chipped in ha'pennies to have each new monthly episode read to them, opening up and inspiring a new class of readers. Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London.
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