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Publisher Comments:

Without question, The Annotated Christmas Carol is the most authoritative and entertaining edition ever produced.

What would Christmas be without A Christmas Carol? Charles Dickens's famous ghost story is as much a part of the season as plum pudding and mistletoe, and Michael Patrick Hearn, the celebrated annotator of The Wizard of Oz and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has now prepared a sumptuous new edition of the Dickens classic. This latest contribution to the Norton annotated series delves into the engrossing history of the book's publication, when it first captivated Victorian England. This is the first edition to combine the original text of 1843 with Dickens's Public Reading text, which had its world premiere in America in 1867 and has not been reprinted in nearly a century. Also included are rare photographs as well as the original Leech wood engravings and hand-colored etchings. These are supplemented by other contemporary illustrations by George Cruikshank, Gustave Doré, John Tenniel, and "Phiz."

The Annotated Christmas Carol will be a literary feast for the whole family for generations. 2-color, 100 black-and-white illustrations, and 8 pages of color.

Review:

"Hearn's introduction grandly describes the story's enduring popularity around the world....The annotated edition is enriched by numerous wood etchings....Old Scrooge himself would approve." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Such a delightful work...overflowing with good nature and good will towards the humblest and most friendless of our race." William Cullen Bryant

Review:

"Who can listen to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness." William Makepeace Thackeray

Review:

"Read with satisfaction; presented with satisfaction, and many Christmas wishes." Thomas Carlyle

Review:

"I like and admire...the exquisite scenes about the clerk and Tiny [Tim]; I thank the writer in my heart of hearts for them." Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Review:

"The story sings from end to end like a happy man going home....It is lyric and exclamatory, from the first exclamatory words of it. It is strictly a Christmas Carol." G. K. Chesterton

Book News Annotation:

Featuring over 100 illustrations by John Leech and other artists, this volume presents the original 1843 text of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, along with extensive annotations. The writing, publication, and reception of the story are discussed in the introduction. Also included is the Public Reading text, originally published to coincide with Dickens' 1867-68 American tour.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The celebrated annotator of The Wizard of Oz and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has now prepared a sumptuous new edition of the Dickens classic.

Synopsis:

The Annotated Christmas Carol includes:
  • The original 1843 text of A Christmas Carol
  • An illuminating introduction about the writing, publication, and reception of A Christmas Carol
  • Countless annotations, drawing on vast amounts of primary sources and previously unknown material
  • The original 1867 Public Reading text, which has not been reprinted in nearly one hundred years
  • Over one hundred illustrations by John Leech, George Cruikshank, "Phiz," Gustave DorĂ©, John Tenniel, Sol Eytinge Jr., and other artists

Synopsis:

What would Christmas be without "A Christmas Carol"? Combining the original text with Dickens's Public Reading text, this annotated edition of the classic ghost story delves into the engrossing story of the book's publication, when it first captivated Victorian England.

Synopsis:

Without question, The Annotated Christmas Carol is the most authoritative and entertaining edition ever produced.

Synopsis:

Without question, is the most authoritative and entertaining edition of Dickens classic ever produced.

Synopsis:

What would Christmas be without ? Charles Dickens's famous ghost story is as much a part of the season as plum pudding and mistletoe, and Michael Patrick Hearn, the celebrated annotator of and , has prepared this sumptuous, thoroughly annotated edition, which has already become the definitive edition of our century. Initially published by Norton in 2004, this is the first edition to combine the original story with Dickens's Public Reading text, published to coincide with his 1867-68 American tour, which has not been reprinted in nearly a century. Included are rare photographs as well as the original Leech wood engravings and hand-colored etchings, supplemented by other contemporary illustrations by George Cruikshank, Gustave Doré, John Tenniel, and "Phiz." will be a literary feast for the whole family for generations.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-266).

About the Author

Over nearly two centuries, Charles Dickens (1812-1870) has demonstrated that he is the most enduring and popular of all nineteenth-century novelists. Just a few of his many books are Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations.

Michael Patrick Hearn is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Annotated Wizard of Oz, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, and many other books. He has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, and many other publications. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction to The Annotated Christmas Carol xiii
A Christmas Carol in Prose (1843) 3
Preface 5
Stave 1 Marley's Ghost 7
Stave 2 The First of the Three Spirits 49
Stave 3 The Second of the Three Spirits 79
Stave 4 The Last of the Spirits 126
Stave 5 The End of It 149
Appendix 163
Introduction to A Christmas Carol. In Four Staves 163
A Christmas Carol. In Four Staves (1867) 213
Stave 1 Marley's Ghost 213
Stave 2 The First of the Three Spirits 226
Stave 3 The Second of the Three Spirits 233
Stave 4 The Last of the Spirits 245
Bibliography 257

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393051582
Illustrated by:
Leech, John
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by:
Michael Patrick Hearn
Illustrator:
Leech, John
Editor:
Hearn, Michael Patrick
Author:
Leech, John
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Author:
Hearn, Michael Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Scrooge, ebenezer (fictitious character)
Subject:
Sick children
Subject:
Misers.
Subject:
Scrooge, Ebenezer
Subject:
Poor families
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Series:
The Annotated Books
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color throughout, 100 black-and-white
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8.9 x 1.2 in 2.575 lb

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Product details 384 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393051582 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hearn's introduction grandly describes the story's enduring popularity around the world....The annotated edition is enriched by numerous wood etchings....Old Scrooge himself would approve."
"Review" by , "Such a delightful work...overflowing with good nature and good will towards the humblest and most friendless of our race."
"Review" by , "Who can listen to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness."
"Review" by , "Read with satisfaction; presented with satisfaction, and many Christmas wishes."
"Review" by , "I like and admire...the exquisite scenes about the clerk and Tiny [Tim]; I thank the writer in my heart of hearts for them."
"Review" by , "The story sings from end to end like a happy man going home....It is lyric and exclamatory, from the first exclamatory words of it. It is strictly a Christmas Carol."
"Synopsis" by , The celebrated annotator of The Wizard of Oz and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has now prepared a sumptuous new edition of the Dickens classic.
"Synopsis" by , The Annotated Christmas Carol includes:
  • The original 1843 text of A Christmas Carol
  • An illuminating introduction about the writing, publication, and reception of A Christmas Carol
  • Countless annotations, drawing on vast amounts of primary sources and previously unknown material
  • The original 1867 Public Reading text, which has not been reprinted in nearly one hundred years
  • Over one hundred illustrations by John Leech, George Cruikshank, "Phiz," Gustave DorĂ©, John Tenniel, Sol Eytinge Jr., and other artists
"Synopsis" by , What would Christmas be without "A Christmas Carol"? Combining the original text with Dickens's Public Reading text, this annotated edition of the classic ghost story delves into the engrossing story of the book's publication, when it first captivated Victorian England.
"Synopsis" by , Without question, The Annotated Christmas Carol is the most authoritative and entertaining edition ever produced.
"Synopsis" by , Without question, is the most authoritative and entertaining edition of Dickens classic ever produced.
"Synopsis" by , What would Christmas be without ? Charles Dickens's famous ghost story is as much a part of the season as plum pudding and mistletoe, and Michael Patrick Hearn, the celebrated annotator of and , has prepared this sumptuous, thoroughly annotated edition, which has already become the definitive edition of our century. Initially published by Norton in 2004, this is the first edition to combine the original story with Dickens's Public Reading text, published to coincide with his 1867-68 American tour, which has not been reprinted in nearly a century. Included are rare photographs as well as the original Leech wood engravings and hand-colored etchings, supplemented by other contemporary illustrations by George Cruikshank, Gustave Doré, John Tenniel, and "Phiz." will be a literary feast for the whole family for generations.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-266).
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