"I have endeavored 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 house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it."
With this modest preface affixed to the first edition, Charles Dickens introduced A Christmas Carol to the world. It has since come to embody the true spirit of Christmas, as do its characters of Scrooge and Tiny Tim. With this outstanding edition, we wish to extend the message of Scrooge's ghost, which reminds us all to "honour Christmas in our hearts, and try to keep it all year."
This reading by Academy Award-winning British actor, Paul Scofield, brings the classic story to life once again, skillfully delivering the warmth of the season to each listener.