Everett Shinn, Christmas in Dickens
Shinn, Everett (illustrator). Christmas in Dickens. Reprint Edition. 1941. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—jacket shows light fraying, small tears, and a trace of chipping to the spine ends.
Though they rose to prominence in different centuries, Charles Dickens & Everett Shinn go as well together at Christmastime as illustration by Currier & Ives or duets by Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra. They might even rival Joseph & Mary. Shinn, a painter in the Ashcan school, illustrated Christmas-related books near the end of his lifetime, including several by Dickens. This book, which excerpts Dickens’ Yuletide writings in classics like A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, and The Pickwick Papers, includes twelve full color drawings and numerous b & w illustration by Shinn, and they are divine.
“No single contemporary artist has, we believe, so successfully caught the Dickens spirit as has Everett Shinn. He has a great personal affection for Dickens’ books and an extraordinary gift of interpretation of the mood and manner of the period.”
--The Editors, Christmas in Dickens