"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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""Fans of Poe and gas lamp fantasy may find a new tale or two to love."" Publishers Weekly" ""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" "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"All his characters are my personal friends - I am constantly comparing them with living persons, and living persons with them." - Leo Tolstoy
Series: Alma Classics
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 25th October 2012
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.3 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1