Marley's Ghost Lectures Scrooge

Marley's Ghost Lectures Scrooge Visual Arts Fiction Nonfiction Works Victorian Age Ethics

Once his visitor identifies himself as the Ghost of Jacob Marley, Scrooge invites him to sit down.  This image, by George Alfred Williams, depicts the Ghost and his former partner in front of the fireplace at Ebenezer's home. 

The drawing illustrates this passage of the full text:

To sit staring at those fixed glazed eyes in silence, for a moment, would play, Scrooge felt, the very deuce with him. There was something very awful, too, in the spectre’s being provided with an infernal atmosphere of his own. Scrooge could not feel it himself, but this was clearly the case; for though the Ghost sat perfectly motionless, its hair, and skirts, and tassels were still agitated as by the hot vapor from an oven.

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Media Credits

Image described above, by George Alfred Williams, included in the 1905 edition of “A Christmas Carol” published, in New York, by The Platt & Peck Co., copyright (now expired) by The Baker & Taylor Company, at page 26.  

Illustration placed online, courtesy The Project Gutenberg.



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