A Christmas Carol is a transformative tale of how a selfish person can change into a more sympathetic human being. Charles Dickens’ timeless story depicts the spirit of Christmas, with its emphasis on family feeling, renewing personal connections and celebrating the festive spirit.
The characters of Ebenezer Scrooge, whose surname has become a synonym for a miser, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim are unforgettable and the impact of Marley’s Ghost, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on Scrooge are beautifully described. This book also popularised expressions such as ‘Bah! Humbug!’ and the festive greeting ‘Merry Christmas!’
This edition includes timelines of the author’s life and the original year of publication, which provide the literary, historical and cultural context of the book.