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December 2009
Contents49

SPECIAL REPORT

How A Christmas
Carol
turned Dickens
from author to
dramatic performer
By Jonathan Shipley

On Stage with Charles Dickens

 

Departments

DIGEST

Henry D. Thoreau, tree-hugger and tree-burner

A highly acclaimed first novel about Thoreau’s role in a forest fire won The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. By Christopher Lancette

DIGEST

A History of New York

Washington Irving’s doddering Dutchman, Diedrich Knickerbocker, turns 200.By Rebecca Rego Barry

Dear Reader

Jolly Old St. Nick

Fine Books’ editor Rebecca Rego Barry reflects on the literary evolution of Christmas traditions.

Quotes & Comments

Neither Here nor There, or, What About Book Arts?

Marco Polo Manuscript

Calendar

Find book fairs and auctions in your area or around the world.

Featured Columns

Sold@Auction

Personality Abounds

Letters from a lascivious Lord Byron, Henry VIII’s fashion advice, and a surprising price for Emerson’s Essays. By Ian McKay

Fine Books Review

Buildings and Books

Unpacking My Library offers book-shelving insights from twelve world-famous architects. By Stevan Alburty

Fine Books Excerpt

Classic and Classy Penguins

Penguin By Illustrators is a collection of essays and images from Penguin’s top designers.