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A Christmas Carol: The Original 1843 Manuscript

Price: $69.00
Item: RB1465
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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Go behind the scenes with Steve to see how Dickens wrote this classic, and the Morgan restored it.

The one and only full-color facsimile of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

It was already October and Charles Dickens was determined to have his ghost of an idea published in time for Christmas 1843. And so began six weeks of furious, dogged, rapid writing of that most beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. Come watch Dickens compose the endearing tale, page by page, crossing out, changing names, adding text — his black-inked quill pen fairly flying across every page of the fine paper he used.

“My own, and only, manuscript,” Dickens scrawled on the cover page. And now, the one and only full-color facsimile, made possible by The Morgan Library & Museum, keepers of the priceless handwritten draft. The Morgan lovingly restored each page to its original state before digitizing it, so that you come to each sheet of paper as Dickens would have. A fascinating back-story by Morgan curator Declan Kiely puts you right there with Dickens as he labors over his little book. And still another delight: a newly discovered photograph of Dickens, never before published. Buy this collector’s edition speedily — it is the one and only opportunity you will have to own this treasure. Only from Levenger.

   
  • First-ever full-color facsimile of Dickens’s manuscript of A Christmas Carol
  • Created in partnership with The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
  • Every page of Dickens’s writing has been fully restored by the Morgan
  • Introduction by Morgan curator Declan Kiely gives the back-story on how Dickens wrote this classic
  • Includes an authoritative typed transcription of each handwritten page
  • Includes a photograph of Dickens never before published
  • Collector’s edition and a beautiful gift book
  • Cover features the image from the 1843 edition
  • Hardcover bound in crimson linen with gold foil stamping
  • Smythe-sewn binding for longevity
  • Archival paper selected to match the color of Dickens’s manuscript paper
  • 176 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2
  • Printed in America
  • Not in the bookstores — only from Levenger



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5.0

I love their products ! Beautifully constructed !

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Comments about Levenger A Christmas Carol: The Original 1843 Manuscript:

Loved the products beautifully constructed !
My favorite writer Charles Dickens !
I read both the Christmas Carol and David Copperfield alittle at a time ! Love them both !

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A Christmas Carol

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Comments about Levenger A Christmas Carol: The Original 1843 Manuscript:

This book is so amazing! I have it on a bookstand next to dripping candles and poinsettias. It is beautifully bound, so unique and unusual. I love the book and feel so special to have a copy of the original manuscript, mistakes and all. It is a wonderful conversation piece. I really love it and will cherish it for years to come.

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Beautiful book

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from Vilonia, Arkansas

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My son was in a radio production of A Christmas Carol, that was on PBS. He loves this story and I thought he would like to have this book. He was very excited about this gift. Thank you Levenger for carrying such quality products.

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Great Gift

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from Lebanon, Tennessee

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The recipient said that the gift was awesome and of good quality.

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Wonderful gift

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Sent this to dear friends for Christmas; they love it. I'm thrilled!

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Doesn't get any better

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What could possibly be better for a Dickensphile than this book? I bought it for my brother-in-law and fought with myself throughout the gift wrapping period to just keep it. After all, how would he ever know? The Christmas spirit won out and it's sitting under the tree. Can't wait to see his face when he opens it. So glad the keeper of the manuscript decided to do this lovely thing and make it available. Thank you so much!

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Wonderful Gift

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I have purchased this beautifully bond book as a Christmas gift for my husband who is a huge Dickens fan. It looks wonderful and he should enjoy it for many years. The size of the book was a bit surprising and seems a bit awkward, but just might turn out to be perfect for reading along with the grandchildren. I know my husband will treasure the notes Dickens made on his manuscript, enhancing the experience even more than usual.

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A Good Christmas Keepsake

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This edition of the original 1843 manuscript of "A Christmas Carol" is a good Christmas keepsake. The binding and layout are attractive, and the pages of manuscript are faced with standard font of the story. I am glad to have this book among my small collection of Christmas books.

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a gift

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I got this volume as a gift for my husband. It was something I found last minute , so when it arrived a I didn't get a chance to look it over well before I wrapped it. It was when my husband removed it from the shrink wrap that I spotted the damaged corner of the book. I told him I would get it replaced. You no longer stock the book. He is such a Dickens fan he opted to keep the book as is and your company gave me a percentage of my money back. It was resolved well but I was disappointed with the situation.

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An EXCELENT BOOK

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I purchased two (2) copies of this fine reproduction. One was for myself and the other for my brother. As a student of Dickens for many years I was very pleased with what I purchased. The entire book has been painstakingly re-created from Dickens' original manuscript and the care that went into producing the book is evident. I can only hope that those who have purchased this wonderful little book will enjoy it as much as Dickens did writing it.

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