Dickens, Charles - Christmas Books - ( Item 116214 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. Slight bump to the edge of one panel. Introduced by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst. Quarter-bound in buckram. Original text and illustrations, corrected and approved by Dickens. Book size: 10 × 6½ ins. 512 pages. Christmas was Charles Dickens's favourite time of year, and in 1843, concerned with social ills in Victorian society, Dickens wrote his first story specifically for the season, A Christmas Carol. In the years that followed, Dickens wrote further Christmas novellas ranging from a satire on those determined to 'Put Down' the undeserving poor in The Chimes, to a rural love story in The Battle of Life and a warning on the dangers of jealousy in The Cricket on the Hearth. In The Haunted Man, Mr Redlaw loses the memory of past unhappiness, only for him to discover that from painful memories grow love and compassion. These stories, especially A Christmas Carol, have become a part of Christmas itself: a reminder of simple, family pleasures – just as Dickens intended. With their labyrinthine plots, evocative settings and unforgettable characters, the writings of Charles Dickens have delighted generations of readers. To celebrate the 2012 bicentenary of his birth, The Folio Society presents a selection of new editions of his works, based on the celebrated 1930s Nonesuch editions and featuring original illustrations by artists including Dickens's long-term collaborator 'Phiz'. Each volume includes an introduction specially commissioned from an esteemed writer, such as A. N. Wilson and Peter Ackroyd. They also feature individual new binding designs, with a quote from the novel blocked in gold on the front.
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