Embittered by life, Ebenezer Scrooge finds refuge in lonely isolation from society and from his past. Yet his well-patterned life is shattered in a single night of nostalgia, regret, and grim foreboding. A Christmas classic, Charles Dickens' hopeful tale of innocence and rebirth continues to inspire readers the world over. This new edition features an original foreword by Ashley Carlson, PhD. Dr. Carlson is currently on faculty at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches English composition and literature. Additional titles by this publisher may be found at www.finisterrabooks.com.