Оригинально оформленный подарочный комплект в футляре. Книги в суперобложках, с трехсторонним золотым обрезом и шелковым ляссе.
Our Christmas traditions owe much to the festivities described in "A Christmas Carol". In this beautiful boxed set, Dickens' magical novella is joined by two further Christmas stories that he wrote for Household Words - "The Chimes" and "The Cricket on the Hearth". This volume, together with the perennial childhood classics "Alice in Wonderland" & "Through the Looking-Glass" and "The Wizard of Oz" comprise this collection which is the perfect Christmas gift for children and adults alike. All three books are fully illustrated.
A Christmas Carol & Two Other Christmas Books
When "A Christmas Carol" was first published in 1843 it was an overnight success and set a precedent that was to be followed by other Christmas books, including "The Chimes" (1844) and "The Cricket on the Hearth" (1845). Each book was published at the same time of year, in the same format, and extolled similar values about the virtues of love, charity and the family unit. But none would achieve the cult status of "A Christmas Carol", a book so popular ir has become part of the landscape of the traditional English Christmas, or produce a character as extraordinarily memorable as Ebenezer Scrooge. Misers the world over meet their match in this most committed of miserable skinflints, but even Scrooge is not beyond being saved by the magically redemptive powers of the three spirits that visit him one night.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit, she finds herself in Wonderland. And here begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties. For Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice has ever met before. In this imaginary land she encounters the savagely violent Queen, the lachrymose Mock Turtle, the laconic Cheshire Cat and the hookah-smoking caterpillar, each as surprising and outlandish as the next. "Through the Looking-Glass" continues Alice's bizarre adventures, in which she meets more outlandish creations, including the Red Queen, the White Queen, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty and the White Knight.
The Wizard of Oz
Swept up into the sky by a cyclone and transported from the parched and featureless Kansas prairie to the lush, green landscape of Oz, orphaned farm girl Dorothy and her little dog Toto start out on this immortal adventure by crash-landing on a Wicked Witch. Thanked by the Munchkins for liberating them from the witch's tyranny, Dorothy sets out on the Yellow Brick Road for the Emerald City, to seek out the mysterious Wizard of Oz. Only he can grant her dearest wish, to return home to Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. Along the way, she makes new friends -the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. Their exploits and encounters spin together to make one of the most delightful and enthralling children's stories of all time.