Ebenezer Scrooge

Ebenezer Scrooge is the focal character of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, and arguably both one of the most famous characters created by Charles Dickens and in English literature. The miserly, bitterly cold hearted owner of a London counting-house, a modern accountant’s office, he works with his clerk Bob Catchit.

The tale of Scrooge’s redemption by a visit from his dead business partner and subsequently the three Ghosts of Christmas (Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) has become a defining tale of the Christmas holiday period. Ebenezer Scrooge is arguably both one of the most famous characters created by Dickens and one of the most famous in English literature.

The term ‘Scrooge’ has come into the English language as a byword for miserliness and misanthropy. Scrooge’s catchphrase, “Bah! Humbug!” is often used to express disgust with many of the modern Christmas traditions.

The following is our archive of fully referenced quotations said by, or related to the character Ebenezer Scrooge.

The door of Scrooge’s counting-house was open that he might keep his eye upon his clerk, who in a dismal little cell beyond, a sort of tank, was copying letters.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). The door of Scrooge’s counting-house was open that he might keep his eye upon his clerk, who in a dismal little cell beyond, a sort of tank, was copying letters.

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I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry.

He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 5). He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world.

2019-04-04T19:15:23+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him.

A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!