Monday, December 06, 2010

On the first day of Christmas, Overlook Press gave to me...


...Charles Dicken's Christmas Stories! (We know that rhyming that is a bit of a stretch...)

Welcome to the Overlook Press Holiday Celebration, where we prove that books make great gifts by giving away some of our best titles from now through December 21! Whether it's for you, for a friend, a family member, or your office Secret Santa, there's something for everyone on this list. These are not Christmas-exclusive--the song just happens to have the perfect number of gifts for us to give away to our readers!

On our first day of holiday celebrating, we'll be giving away Charles Dickens' Christmas Books. These Nonesuch Press editions should definitely be judged by their covers--or more specifically, their leather and linen bindings, which are a beautiful throwback. (Throwbook?) Dickens said he wept, then laughed, then wept again while writing his iconic story "A Christmas Carol," and this edition also includes "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Battle of Life," and "The Haunted Man."

While you're probably familiar with these stories (especially all of the fantastic versions of "A Christmas Carol" that exist--we personally love the "Muppet Christmas Carol" the best, although "Mickey's Christmas Carol" is truly a classic), the Nonesuch Press edition is a keepsake that will make both a perfect holiday gift and an heirloom to be treasured for years.

We're giving away TWO copies of this wonderful book. Good luck!
TO WIN: Leave a blog comment, Tweet this contest, or leave a comment on our Facebook page. You can enter once in every area and we'll announce the winners tomorrow morning as we announce what you can look forward to for the Second Day of Overlook Christmas! (Spoiler alert: it will be MUCH better, and less messy, than turtledoves).

Giveaways will include signed books, limited editions, art books, early copies of books not available for sale, and sets of books by various Overlook authors. Check back each business day to see what we're giving away!

Happy holidays to everyone from the Overlook Press!

12 comments:

Shayne said...

I hope the Winged elephant brings me one of these beautiful books!

David Miller said...

Dear Santa, I mean, Winged Elephant: All I want for Christmas is a nice hardcover version of Dickens' Christmas Stories.

Exile Bibliophile said...

LOVE THIS!

Marie said...

Oh! I would love to win this!

Lynette said...

WOuld love to win this as a keepsake and to read aloud with my family this holiday season. THanks for the chance!

Sheltiemama said...

Getting ready to share this on Facebook. I'd love this book, but I don't think you can beat the Muppets' version for visuals!

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K said...

That's a fabulous holiday present!

Liz said...

What a beautiful book! I'd love to own one or give one as a gift!

Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/11976766570635264

GaryPaulson said...

What a great way to start the Christmas season!

Thanks for the chance.

GaryPaulson said...

Looks like you have a 'person' facebook page set up and not a 'fan' page, so have hit the 5000 limit of 'friends' and no way for me to friend you.

Instead, I posted it to the DogberryPages fan page.

Thanks!

JaneGS said...

What a great collection--I've wanted to read more of Dickens' Xmas stories for years, having only read a couple.