A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Illustrations by John Leech

(Charles John Huffam Dickens — 1812-1870)

Title page PREFACE
I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.
Their faithful Friend and Servant,
C. D.
December, 1843
Stave I
Marley's Ghost
Stave II
The First of the Three Spirits
Stave III
The Second of the Three Spirits
Stave IV
The Last of the Spirits
Stave V
The End of It
The illustration on the left shows the Title Page of the first edition published in 1843.

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