Christmas Books

by Dickens, Charles

The first edition of Dicken’s classic work A Christmas Carol, was published in 1843. It was a runaway success, and Dickens went on to write dozens of follow up Christmas tales over the next 25 years. Many of these stories are bundled in collections, titled Christmas Stories or Christmas Books.

The first four Christmas books published after the success of A Christmas Carol were: The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home (1845), The Battle of Life: A Love Story (1846), The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain: A Fancy for Christmas-Time (1848). 

After the success of these stand-alone books, Dickens began to write and edit special Christmas-themed issues of Household Words, a twopenny journal he launched in 1850. He collaborated with well-known authors, as well as wrote his own stories. You can find multiple bound editions of these early stories from Household Words, such as "What Christmas Is" (1851), "The Poor Relation's Story "(1852), "The Schoolboy's Story" (1853), "The Seven Poor Travellers" (1854), "The Holly-Tree Inn" (1855), "A House to Let" (1858), "The Haunted House" (1859), "A Message from the Sea" (1860), and "Somebody's Luggage" (1862).

First Edition Identification

 Chapman & Hall, London first published in 1943 A Christmas Carol, followed by The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Haunted Man, and The Battle of Life.

John Wiley a First Collected Edition of Christmas Stories in New York, 1849. The hardcover is bound in green cloth over boards with elaborate gilt stamping to spine and boards.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Bradbury & Evans published a unique Limited Edition in London, 1851-62. The hardcover is bound by a contemporary green half calf, with marbled sides, endpages, and edges. The spine is decorated by a delicate floral gilt and lettering

Chapman and Hall published a new Edition in London, 1894. The hardcover is bound in three quarter calf and hand marbled paper covered boards, paper edges, and endpapers. The spine is decorated with gilt tooling and raised bands. Illustrated with 34 plates.

Chapman and Hall published a limited edition in London, 1906. The hardcover is bound by red half calf with marbled green boards and endpapers, decorated by floral gilt and letters

Heron published a Centennial Edition, First Printing in the US, 1990. The hardcover is bound in decorative green boards.

The Modern Library edition, published in 1995, also presents two more of Dickens's popular Christmas stories, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's last Christmas tale, which features one of his greatest comic families, the Tetterbys. With an introduction by John Irving

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CHRISTMAS STORIES

CHRISTMAS STORIES

by Charles DIckens

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Stories For Christmas

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Christmas Stories  (Oxford Illustrated Dickens Series)

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Christmas Stories: The Cricket on the Hearth; The Seven Poor Travellers

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Christmas Stories  : University Classics Series

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by Dickens, Charles

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Christmas Stories: A Christmas Carol, the Cricket, the Chimes, on the Hearth and Other Tales

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CHRISTMAS BOOKS OF CHARLES DICKENS

CHRISTMAS BOOKS OF CHARLES DICKENS

by Charles Dickens

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CHRISTMAS STORIES (JUNIOR DELUXE EDITION)

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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Christmas Stories

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CHRISTMAS STORIES; THE CHIMES, CAROL, THE CRICKET

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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Christmas Stories

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Christmas Books

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Christmas Stories

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