A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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"As Good As Gold"

(Magill's Quotations in Context)

Context: Dickens' A Christmas Carol has taken its rightful place with all the other traditions of Christmas. A story of greed and selfishness, generosity and thoughtfulness, the simple plot carries the miserly Scrooge to his regeneration through the visit on the night before Christmas of three spirits–the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. Each spirit leads Scrooge out of his dismal room to show him the way to change his life. The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes him to the cheerful home of Bob Cratchit, his poor, misused,...

(The entire section is 209 words.)