Generations of readers have been enchanted by Dickenss A Christmas Carolthe most cheerful ghost story ever written, and the unforgettable tale of Ebenezer Scrooges moral regeneration. Written in just a few weeks, A Christmas Carol famously recounts the plight of Bob Cratchit,whose family finds joy even in poverty, and the transformation of his miserly boss Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
From Scrooges Bah! and Humbug! to Tiny Tims God bless us every one! A Christmas Carol shines with warmth, decency, kindness, humility, and the value of the holidays. But beneath its sentimental surface, A Christmas Carol offers another of Dickenss sharply critical portraits of a brutal society, and an inspiring celebration of the possibility of spiritual, psychological, and social change.
This new volume collects Dickenss three most renowned Christmas Books, including The Chimes, a New Years tale, and The Cricket on the Hearth, whose eponymous creature remains silent during sorrow and chirps amid happiness.