A Christmas Carol in Prose: A Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens is a novella published in 1843 and more commonly known as just A Christmas Carol. The story is about Ebenezer Scrooge, a crabby man who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner and three more ghosts representing the past, present, and future. The tale explores Christmas traditions and commentary on society of the day but is ultimately about redemption and is a Christian allegory. Odin's Library Classics is dedicated to bringing the world the best of humankind's literature from throughout the ages. Carefully selected, each work is unabridged from classic works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama.