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A Christmas Carol (introduction by John Shea)
Charles Dickens (Paperback)
Most of us have seen A Christmas Carol dozens of times on stage and film. But when was the last time we actually read the book? Here is a wonderful new edition, complete with Dickens' original text, wonderful four-color drawings, and an insightful Introduction by storyteller and theologian John Shea. A Christmas Carol is a classic precisely because it cannot be confined to a wintry Christmas Eve and Morn in nineteenth century England," Shea writes, "and it cannot be completely tamed by familiarity. The story may be old and often told, but it is not toothless. 'Beware' should be stamped in red letters on the cover of this book.... Scrooge awakens in us a vague uneasiness, a need to scrutinize our choices to see where they have led us. We might have cut ourselves off from something essential. We may be missing the fullness of what is available."
This book is printed on high-quality matte paper with a linen-finish soft cover. It is the perfect birthday or holiday gift for family, friends, colleagues, and staff members.
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