- Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
- Format: Hardback | 336 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 32mm | 420g
- Publication date: 1 November 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0141195851
- ISBN 13: 9780141195858
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 11,697
Part of "Penguin's" beautiful hardback "Clothbound Classics" series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. After reading "Christmas Carol", the notoriously reculsive Thomas Carlyle was "seized with a perfect convulsion of hospitality" and threw not one but two Christmas dinner parties. The impact of the story may not always have been so dramatic but, along with Dickens other Christmas writings, it has had a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the Christmas spirit, and about the season as a time for celebration, charity, and memory.
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Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter, journalist and novelist. His novels include Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Bleak House.
[Coralie Bickford-Smith's] recent work for Penguin Classics is...nothing short of glorious Anna Cole Co.