'Marley's face. It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar.' Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
INCLUDES 'THE CHIMES' AND 'THE HAUNTED MAN'
Ebenezer Scrooge is unimpressed by Christmas. He has no time for festivities or goodwill toward his fellow men and is only interested in money. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve, his life is changed by a series of ghostly visitations that show him some bitter truths about his choices.A Christmas Carol is Dickens' most influential book and a funny, clever and hugely enjoyable story.
“The cheerful poverty of the Cratchit family in A Christmas Carol, is a sure-fire tear-jerker. At one public reading by Dickens in Boston, there were "so many pocket handkerchiefs it looked as if a snowstorm had gotten into the hall"”
“It has it all: a spooky ghost story, a heartwarming redemption and a great plot with a satisfyingly ending”
“A story which, perhaps more than any other, sums up the spirit of the British Christmas”
“One of the great achievements of British culture”
“But that story endures and retains the power to move us because it speaks to the human heart, and gives us hope when hope is fading”
Tony Parsons, Mirror
“A little masterpiece...irresistible”
“After 150 years still have the power to fascinate readers”