A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens. From the author's preface: I have endeavored in this ghostly little book to raise the ghost of an idea, which shall not put any readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly. First published in December 1843, the story has been in continuous print ever since. A true treasure that never grows old. Download and start listening now!