|Charles Dickens. Arthur Rackham & Douglas McCarthy, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||128 / 2016|
First published in December 1843 and written at a time when holiday traditions were in decline, Charles Dickens's unforgettable novel became an instant classic. While the character of Ebenezer Scrooge has become the epitome of miserliness, his story of redemption exemplifies the idea that Christmas Day should be a time of peace and goodwill to all men. If ever a story deserved the deluxe treatment, it's this one, and so it is presented here as a silkbound hardcover with gold-foil embossing in a decorative slipcase. The vintage illustrations are top-notch as well: Arthur Rackham's fabulously detailed paintings and Douglas McCarthy's expressive engravings appear throughout the book.