Gift-Wrapping the Hungry Forties: Format vs. Text in Dickens's Christmas Books
Victorian literature, publishing history
Contrasts the significance or cultural meanings of the gift-book format in which Dickens's Christmas books were published with the increasingly disenchanted social message of the stories themselves. Focuses on A Christmas Carol and The Chimes.
Published in Victorians Institute Journal, Volume 39, Issue Digital Annex, 2011.
Patrick Scott, Patrick. "Gift-Wrapping the Hungry Forties: Format vs. Text in Dickens's Christmas Books." Victorians Institute Journal 39 (2011): Digital Annex. (c) Victorians Institute Journal, 2012, Victorians Institute.