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The Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
  

The Christmas Books

Part of the Fine Edition Series

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The Christmas Books by Charles Dickens

The Christmas Books by Charles Dickens became an annual event following the enormous popular impact of the first story, A Christmas Carol - and so influential that they are credited with inventing the idea of Christmas itself. This beautiful edition is part of a new series offering the best-loved classics in fine volumes, with colourful cloth bindings, and produced to the highest standards, for under GBP20. Instead of a dust jacket, the decorated cloth covers have a printed illustration wrapping around the book.Among the other elements that differ from standard hardbacks are coloured page tops, decorated endpapers, meticulous line-by-line typesetting, and thicker acid free paper, to give these editions extra appeal and embody the crafted virtues of a good book. The result is quality of design and production that adds to the pleasure of reading. For anyone interested in a fine edition of a favourite work, an attractive volume for the bookshelf or an authentic and distinctive present.

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If, like us, you can't quite imagine life without the printed word, you'll love these clothbound classics.Buy now, enjoy forever.

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About the Author

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, during the new industrial age, which gave birth to theories of Karl Marx. Dickens's father was a clerk in the navy pay office. He was well paid but often ended in financial troubles. In 1814 Dickens moved to London, and then to Chatham, where he received some education. The schoolmaster William Giles gave special attention to Dickens, who made rapid progress. In 1824, at the age of 12, Dickens was sent to work for some months at a blacking factory, Hungerford Market, London, while his father John was in Marshalea debtor's prison. "My father and mother were quite satisfied," Dickens later recalled bitterly. "They could hardly have been more so, if I had been twenty years of age, distinguished at a grammar-school, and going to Cambridge." Later this period found its way to the novel LITTLE DORRITT (1855-57). John Dickens paid his £40 debt with the money he inherited from his mother; she died at the age of seventy-nine when he was still in prison.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2008

Author

Charles Dickens

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Author's Website

www.dickens2012.org/

Publisher

White's Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
416 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780955881824

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