Author(s): Charles Dickens
Dickens' classic novella is a hymn to generosity and fellow-feeling that has struck a chord in the hearts of readers across the generations
'Bah!' said Scrooge. 'Humbug.'
Ebeneezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable old miser who cares nothing for Christmas and the joys of the festive season. Safely tucked up at home one cold Christmas Eve, he has no care in the world for his poor employee Bob Cratchit and his frail son Tiny Tim. But all that changes on the night he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who comes wearing the chain of woe he forged with a life full of penny-pinching, and with a warning on his lips. Little does Scrooge know that he is about receive visits from three more spirits: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future . . . The lessons they teach him will leave Scrooge a changed man.