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A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript Edition


Charles Dickens (Author)

With a Foreword by Colm Tóibín

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A first-ever trade edition of the original manuscript of the beloved Christmas classic.

Every Christmas, the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan displays one of the crown jewels of its extraordinary collection: the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with its detailed emendations, deletions and insertions in Dickens’ hand. Here, for the first time in a beautiful trade edition, is a facsimile of that invaluable manuscript, along with a typeset version of the story, a fascinating introduction by the Morgan’s chief literary curator on the history of the story and a new foreword by Colm Tóibín celebrating its timeless appeal.


“It is thrilling to have, for the first time available to everyone, a superbly-produced facsimile of the manuscript of A Christmas Carol, which enables us to follow every stroke of Dickens’s pen as, in a white heat of excitement, he creates his timeless Christmas masterpiece.” — Michael Slater, author of Charles Dickens

“There’s now a gorgeous new edition to enjoy, printed from the original manuscript, and complete with the author’s deletions and insertions.” — Yours

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