- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Words Classics; New ed edition (1 March 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781853267345
- ISBN-13: 978-1853267345
- ASIN: 1853267341
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 19.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
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Complete Ghost Stories (Dickens) Paperback – 1 Mar 2001
ISBN-13: 978-1853267345 ISBN-10: 9781853267345 Edition: New ed
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Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812, the son of a clerk and the second of eight children. He taught himself shorthand and became a reporter of parliamentary debates before starting to publish sketches in various periodicals, which were later collected together as Sketches by Boz. His future career as a novelist was assured with the appearance of Pickwick Papers in 1836. Following this success, there was a run of hugely popular serialised novels including Barnaby Rudge (1841). His interests in ghosts found its greatest success in his 1843 novel, A Christmas Carol. He wrote many short ghost stories over the years, taking particular delight in setting them during the Christmas season. Dickens always had a love of acting and in later life he toured extensively, including trips to America, giving dramatised readings from his own works. His last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, remained uncompleted when he died in 1870.
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If you love Dickens, this is a must have.9 November 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
We all know A Christmas Carol made famous by Ebenezer Scrooge and the 3 visiting ghosts. This was popularized in Victorian times as the concept of returning as a ghost from the afterlife was a pop culture fascination, even back then! Each year, around Christmas, Dickens would recite a ghost story to the streets of England. Thank goodness some good soul had the notion to transcribe them. If you enjoy his other works and a good ghost story, you simply have to read this. Did you ever wonder why "scary ghost stories" is an aspect of the Christmas hit "It's the most wonderful time of the year?" Well, now you know.
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A bit of a difficult read26 January 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
I'm going to have to read this again as I had a bit of a hard time understanding these stories. I am a die-hard Dickens fan and I can understand most of his prose..but for some reason I had a hard time with this one.
Ghost stories from Dickens, other than "A Christmas Carol" ...18 February 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Ghost stories from Dickens, other than "A Christmas Carol" -- wow -- who knew! Well worth a read. Victorian thrillers.
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Great Dickens Collection in one little book16 October 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
This is a very fine collection of stories by Dickens. These are not the familiar stories. Surprisingly more like Poe in some instances. The print is easy to read despite the "mini" size, 4 X 6 inches. The book jacket material is especially high quality. The attached ribbon marker makes this volume just that much more elegant. The illustrations are few but very good. It is a solid, well made book with 15 short stories and an excellent (9-page) "Afterward" explaining Dickens' interest in ghosts and the supernatural. I am very glad I spotted this book. It would have been easy to overlook. Fans of Dickens will enjoy his special gift for description of character and place in each of these stories.
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