The first edition, 1843

Open Culture brings us two readings of A Christmas Carol, one by Neil Gaiman and the other by Monica Dickens, the author’s great granddaughter. Both of the readings pay tribute to the author’s histrionic delivery. Atlas Obscura has a story about Dickens’ constant revision of the text in performance.

To get the Neil Gaiman reading at Free Live Radio you have to click on the link above and follow the instructions there. The Monica Dickens version is at YouTube, below.

 

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That should keep you busy over the holidays.

Here also is a gallery of covers over the ages from BookBug. The picture at the top comes from there.

And, Happy Christmas to all our readers.