He felt the chilling influence of its death-cold eyes

A. A. Dixon


Lithographic reproduction of watercolour

12.2 cm high x 8.1 cm wide

Frontispiece for The Christmas Books, Collins' Pocket Edition (1906), facing title-page.

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One of the most frequently illustrated moments in the Dickens canon is the scene in which miser and misanthrope Ebenezer Scrooge encounters the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, now seven-years-dead. [Commentary continued below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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