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The Supernatural Short Stories of Charles Dickens

Alma Classics

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"The power of [Dickens] is so amazing that the reader at once becomes his captive." William Makepeace Thackeray

Charles Dickens wrote a number of supernatural and horror stories, some of which were included in his longer works, while others were published in magazines. This collection gathers them together in one volume, providing an invaluable insight into the author's storytelling apprenticeship and his steady growth towards excellence.

As well as offering a further dimension to the world of his better-known masterpieces, these tales - from 'A Madman's Manuscript' to 'The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton' to the celebrated 'The Signalman' - illustrate Dickens's well-known love of a spooky story told around a blazing fire, the pastime of a bygone age to be rediscovered for our own delight.

About the Author

A literary phenomenon in his lifetime and renowned as much for his journalism and public speaking as for his novels, Charles Dickens (1812-70) now ranks as the most important Victorian writer and one of the most influential and popular authors in the English language. His memorable and vividly rendered characters and his combination of humour, trenchant satire and compassion have left an indelible mark on our collective imagination.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written

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    ""With its classic takes on perennially exciting themes, this volume will delight Dickens enthusiasts as well as the casual reader eager to hear an eerie tale told by one of the English language's greatest raconteurs."" --Booklist

    ISBN: 9781847492272
    ISBN-10: 1847492274
    Series: Alma Classics
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 300
    Published: 1st December 2012
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.18
    Edition Number: 1