A Christmas Carol
With a new Introduction by Dr Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Sussex.
Illustrations by Arthur Rackham
A Christmas Carol has become a phenomenal touchstone of English festive fiction and an enduring favourite internationally. Repeatedly adapted, parodied, stages and filmed, this richly influential novella is powerfully vivid and infallibly moving.
Scrooge himself, Marley’s ghost, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come: they live on unforgettably in this gripping story which combines Gothic horror, moral exhortation, exuberant comedy and surrealistic fantasy.