Charles Dickens' tale of self-discovery has become one of his most famous and best-loved works. On Christmas Eve the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who warns him that he will be visited by three spirits. During the night, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come show Scrooge the scenes of his youth, the poverty-stricken Christmas currently being endured by his loyal clerk Bob Cratchitt and his crippled son Tiny Tim - and the lonely future that awaits him if he continues in his grasping ways. He awakes on Christmas morning chastened by his nocturnal experiences, and resolves to be a better man.
This volume also includes Dickens' short story, A Christmas Tree, with its evocative description of the delights of Christmas. With stunning, atmospheri c new illustrations that evoke Dickensian London at Christmas time, award-winning artist Robert Ingpen has breathed new life into this classic story.
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