No one symbolizes Christmas tradition better than Charles Dickens…and now you can learn about the conception of A Christmas Carol, and the unexpected challenges Dickens faced along the way. The Annotated Christmas Carol combines Dickens's original text and John Leech's original illustrations with the story of the book's genesis. Patrick Hearn's introduction credits the tale with "almost single-handedly reviving the holiday customs" that were falling out of practice at the time of publication. Annotations within the text explain outdated words and phrases and provide historical context for a deeper understanding of the story. Our Dickens Candle Tin, scented with pine, balsam, and cardamom, pairs beautifully with the book. With a forty-hour burn time, this 6-ounce candle will transport you to Dickensian London, just in time for the holiday season. Sold separately.