What Christmas is, as we Grow Older

Harry Furniss


14 x 9.3 cm vignetted

Dickens's Christmas Stories, Vol. 16 of Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing page 589.

The 1851 Christmas essay "What Christmas is, as we Grow Older" is a transitional work, reiterating the visions in the fire of The Christmas Books of the 1840s and anticipating the moral "seasonal offerings" of the Extra Christmas Numbers of Dickens's weekly periodicals, from 1850 through 1867. [Commentary continued below.]

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