The Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens.

By Charles Dickens

Printed: 1922

Publisher: Jonathan Cape. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 17 × 24 × 4 cm
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Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 24 x 4

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Red cloth binding with gilt title on the spine and on the front board.

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A rare reproduction of these most loved stories

This edition brings together the complete Christmas stories of Charles Dickens. In this volume you will find the following entertaining holiday tales: A Christmas Tree, What Christmas is as We Grow Older, The Poor Relation’s Story, The Child’s Story, The Schoolboy’s Story, Nobody’s Story, The Seven Poor Travellers, The Holly-Tree, The Wreck of the Golden Mary, The Perils of Certain English Prisoners, Going into Society, The Haunted House, A Message from the Sea, Tom Tiddler’s Ground, Somebody’s Luggage, Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings, Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy, Doctor Marigold, The Trial for Murder, The Signal-Man, Mugby Junction, and No Thoroughfare.

Review: I am happy to see these lesser-known titles in print but devastated to think they are sold as the”” complete” Dickens Christmas stories. Have we forgotten “A Christmas Carol??? Now, sad to say, his best Christmas stories: The Cricket on the Hearth, The Haunted Man, The Chimes, and others which used to be available in a Penguin paperback boxed set are sadly missing from this collection. It is very unfortunate that people are led to believe such titles do not exist. Great pity they will miss them. Dickens seems to be disappearing from literature faster than Marley’s ghost.

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth where his father was a clerk in the navy pay office. The family moved to London in 1823, but their fortunes were severely impaired. Dickens was sent to work in a blacking-warehouse when his father was imprisoned for debt. Both experiences deeply affected the future novelist. In 1833 he began contributing stories to newspapers and magazines, and in 1836 started the serial publication of Pickwick Papers. Thereafter, Dickens published his major novels over the course of the next twenty years, from Nicholas Nickleby to Little Dorrit. He also edited the journals Household Words and All the Year Round. Dickens died in June 1870.

Condition notes

Binding faded in parts, some foxing

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