This timeless tale of an arrogant miser’s transformation into a paragon of warmhearted generosity, recounted by one of the English language’s most popular authors, is as much a part of the season as holly and mistletoe. Lovers of fiction, Dickens novels, picture books, and the holiday itself will delight in this magnificent hardcover edition of A Christmas Carol, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. A dozen full-page color plates and 18 black-and-white images by the legendary artist recapture the story’s Victorian charm and contribute to the keepsake quality of this heirloom volume.
“Jack Thorne’s new version of Dickens’ story stands high on my list of favourites… combines the social anger with a genuine sense of festivity… this is Dickens done with love and affection. The fable’s warning about the danger of treating poverty as if it were a moral vice could also hardly be more timely.” — Guardian