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Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens' Christmas Tales, Signed and Containing His Famous ""A Christmas Tree,"" Likely the First Work in English About Christmas Trees by a Major Author Our first autograph of Dickens relating to his Christmas stories, for which he remains beloved. Our first autograph of Dickens relating to his Christmas stories, for which he remains beloved.
1859. Household Words was an English weekly magazine edited by Charles Dickens which took its name from the line from Shakespeare’s ""Familiar in his mouth as household words"" in “Henry V”.  It was published every Wednesday from March 1850 to May 1859, and contained a mixture of fiction and nonfiction. A large amount of the non-fiction dealt with the social issues of the time, as one might expect knowing Dickens’ interests. Dickens liked to serialize his work in the magazine, in addition to having it published in book form, so a number of his books also appeared in Household Words. It was customary in the 19th century for issues of magazines to be bound together in book form, so he would also take articles on a similar theme that had appeared in the magazine, and gather them together for publication as a book.Dickens loved Christmas stories, and, of course, it is his classic, “A Christmas Carol”, that has contributed so much to his ongoing popularity. He made a practice of having Christmas stories published in his magazine, and these were generally contained in a special Christmas edition. His first contribution to a Household Words 'Extra Christmas Number' was ""A Christmas Tree,"" which was inspired by children gathered around that recent innovation, the Christmas tree which was introduced into England by Victoria's consort, Prince Albert, in 1841. Dickens's second and third short-fiction Christmas offerings, ""The Poor Relation's Story"" and ""The Child's Story"" are his contributions to” A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire” in the Christmas Numbe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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