Fiddler at the Fezziwig Ball

Fiddler at the Fezziwig Ball Fiction Visual Arts Victorian Age

As a young man, Ebenezer Scrooge works for Mr. Fezziwig, a jolly family man who knows how to have fun.  On Christmas Eve, “Old Fezziwig” makes sure that none of his young employees are working.  Instead, they attend Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball.

This image depicts one of the original illustrations in Dickens’ first edition of “A Christmas Story.”  Created by John Leech, it depicts:

  • The fiddler (who provides music for the ball);
  • The young employees (who are ready for Chrismas-Eve fun);
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig (who enjoy themselves as much as the young people); and
  • Ebenezer Scrooge (who has not-yet lost his joy of living).

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Media Credits

Image by John Leech, included in the 1843 first-edition of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens.  Online, courtesy The Project Gutenberg.



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