Charles Dickens ; with illustrations by John Leech ; with an afterword by Anna South
John Leech's original magnificent illustrations to "A Christmas Carol" have been beautifully hand-coloured by Barbara Frith. A celebration of Christmas, a tale of redemption and a critique on Victorian society, Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge who views Christmas as 'humbug'. It is only through a series of eerie, life-changing visits from the ghost of his deceased business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future that he begins to see the error of his ways. With heart-rending characters, rich imagery and evocative language, the message of "A Christmas Carol" remains as significant today as when it was first published.