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"Every idiot who goes around with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding"
Charles Dickens's tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is haunted by three spirits and learns the true meaning of Christmas has had, along with Dickens's other Christmas writings, a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the season as a time for celebration, charity and memory.
The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
The Pickwick Papers , Oliver Twist , Nicholas Nickleby , The Old Curiosity Shop , Barnaby Rudge , Martin Chuzzlewit , Dombey and Son , David Copperfield , Bleak House , Hard Times , Little Dorrit , A Tale of Two Cities , Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood are also published in the Penguin English Library.