"Scrooge Extinguishes the First of The Three Spirits"

John Leech


Steel engraving

6.7 cm x 5.3 cm vignetted

Fourth illustration in A Christmas Carol (London: Chapman and Hall, 1843), facing p. 78.

The fourth illustration is John Leech's realisation of what Freudians might term "suppression" of painful memories. [Commentary continued below.]

[Click on image to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

[You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.] .