Ghost Stories

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Item#: 9781509825400
Author Dickens, Charles
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A collection of all Dickens' ghost stories - twenty in all - including several long tales. Throughout his illustrious writing career, Charles Dickens often turned his hand to fashioning short pieces of ghostly fiction. Even in his first successful work,The Pickwick Papers, you will find five ghost stories, all of which are included in this collection. Dickens began the tradition of 'the ghost story at Christmas', and many of his tales in this genre are presented here, including the
illiant novella 'The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain', which deserves to be as well-known asA Christmas Carol. While all his supernatural tales aim to send a shiver down the spine, they are not without the usual traits of Dickens' flamboyant style: his subtle wit, biting irony, humorous incidents and moral observations. It is a mixture that makes these stories fascinating and entertaining as well as unsettling. To paraphrase the Fat Boy inThe Pickwick Papers: Charles Dickens 'wants to make your flesh creep'. This collection
ings together all Dickens' ghost stories - twenty in all - including several longer tales. Here are chilling histories of coincidence, insanity and revenge. Illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by David Stuart Davies.