Marley's Ghost

Harry Furniss

1910

14.2 x 9.3 cm framed

Fifth illustration for A Christmas Carol in The Christmas Books, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 8, facing page 24.

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One of the most celebrated and generally recognized moments in the Dickens canon (if not all of English literature) is the scene in which his former business partner, Jacob Marley, now seven-years-dead, forces Ebenezer Scrooge to confront his own deplorable spiritual state. Every major illustrator of A Christmas Carol, including John [Commentary continued below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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