book cover research, A Christmas carol

October 6, 2009

A Christmas Carol is an english book by Charles Dikens, it was first published in 1843. The story is about an old miser known as scrooge, who devoted his life to making money. He is known for being bitter and not very generous. The story is set at christmas time and the main theme is to show that christmas is a time for giving. 

The very first  cover for the story was very plain with no picture on, just the title in the centre, name of author and a few golden leaf patterns,  here is a picture of this below. 


Because the book soon became very popular it wasnt long before the book cover was redesigned. 

Below are some examples of how the book cover has changed over the century, up to a recent version . 

christmas carol

This cover is similar to the original just with colour added and more updated typography .

18. a christmas carol


christmas carol cover
I found that there were alot more modern covers made recently, each one becoming more colourful. 






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