Charles Dickens completed A Christmas Carol in six weeks. In 1843 he wrote to a friend explaining how on completing it he ‘wept and laughed and wept again, and excited himself in a most extraordinary manner’ over it. It went on sale just before Christmas. A short, smaller physically and handsomely bound with a salmon brown cover, gilded design, coloured endpapers, colour-printed title page, 8 illustrations by John Leech - 4 hand tinted etchings and 4 monochrome wood engravings.
This fridge magnet features one of those illustrations - Marley's Ghost visiting his partner Scrooge.
Manufactured in the UK exclusively for the Charles Dickens Museum
80 x 55 x 3mm (3.15 x 2.16 x .12")