Cover of: A Christmas Carol | Nancy Holder


  • Illustrator
    John Leech
  • Introduction
    A. Edward Newton

A Christmas Carol

In Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English.

About the Book

An allegorical novella descibing the rehabilitation of bitter, miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge. The reader is witness to his transformation as Scrooge is shown the error of his ways by the ghost of former partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. The first of the Christmas books (Dickens released one a year from 1843–1847) it became an instant hit.

About the Edition

By special arrangement with Mr. H. S. Nichols, of New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press issues this reproduction of the first edition of “The Christmas Carol.” When it was brought out by Mr. Nichols in 1914, it bore the following “Indorsement,” signed by him:

“This is a genuine copy of my fac-simile edition of the excessively rare and almost unobtainable earliest issue of the original edition, to which have been prefixed an introduction and biographical data.”

Table of Contents

Introduction v
Stave I Marley's Ghost 1
Stave II The First of the Three Spirits 39
Stave III The Second of the Three Spirits 74
Stave IV The Last of the Spirits 121
Stave V The End of It 152

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PZ3.D55 Chr 1920x

The Physical Object

ix, 166 p., [4] leaves of plates :
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