Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" in Prose, being a Ghost Story of Christmas. The World's most famous ghost story of Christmas, for 167 years & telling! Ebenezer Scrooge was a wealthy, grumpy old man, who cared little for people and family... Living his life for only himself, he was completely miserable. Scrooge thought this Christmas Eve would be no different... He dreaded another Christmas where he’d be forced to tolerate the joy, happiness and spirit of others. Oh... but this Christmas would be "different" indeed. Grumpy old Scrooge is in for a night that nobody would expect. This is the story of how Ebenezer Scrooge’s life was changed forever. First published on December 19, 1843, by Charles Dickens. This is the world's most famous Ghost Story of Christmas!
In the history of English literature, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, which has been continuously in print since it was first published in the winter of 1843, stands out as the quintessential Christmas story. What makes this charming edition of Dickens's immortal tale so special is the collection of 80 vivid illustrations by Everett Shinn (1876-1953). Shinn, a well-known artist in his time, was a popular illustrator of newspapers and magazines whose work displayed a remarkable affinity for the stories of Charles Dickens, evoking the bustling street life of the mid-1800s. Printed on heavy, cream-colored paper stock, the edges of the pages have been left rough, simulating the way in which the story might have appeared in Dickens's own time. Though countless editions of this classic have been published over the years, this one stands out as particularly beautiful, nostalgic, and evocative of the spirit of Christmas.