The Haunted-House

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The Haunted-House is a short horror story by Charles Dickens.

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics ...

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Overview

The Haunted-House is a short horror story by Charles Dickens.

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens was forced to leave school to work in a factory when his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his career he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.

Dickens sprang to fame with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour, satire, and keen observation of character and society. His novels, most published in monthly or weekly installments, pioneered the serial publication of narrative fiction, which became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication. The installment format allowed Dickens to evaluate his audience's reaction, and he often modified his plot and character development based on such feedback. For example, when his wife's chiropodist expressed distress at the way Miss Mowcher in David Copperfield seemed to reflect her disabilities, Dickens went on to improve the character with positive features.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781495438226
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Pages: 50
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life -- along with his memorable characters -- have made him beloved by readers the world over. In Dickens' books live some of the most repugnant villains in literature, as well as some of the most likeable (and unlikely) heroes.

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    Twist and turns a good read but short

    It was hard to adjust to the old English way of writing, but a good book.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    The book

    Omg read this book

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Dull

    This story turned out to be extremely dull. At first it seemed like a promising ghost story and then seemed to become someones experience in some islamic country of 150 years ago. It lost me very quickly and was just not impressed.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Ok

    Hard to read

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    The hhaunted house

    You ahve got to read this this os a must read

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Skycloud

    Wow she walked in check it out there was a cart she jumped on wheee

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    TFGTGFFHGFD

    The boook was great. I loved how if is a book?

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Haunted houses

    I have a hunted house but it dont bother me

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Save your money.

    I have read all of Charles Dickens' books, enjoyed them and would read some of them again. This is not one of them, I truly had no idea he could write this badly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    F

    Spike hissed and raised his frill, ready for battle. Mousetalon growled and unsheathed his claws.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Sakura

    Sakura~•~ (I was grounded.... sorry. What's happening?)

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Chaos

    The Shadow's presence is near...

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Shiver

    He looks guiltily at Mousetalon

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Ram

    Ram- Runs over to Mousetalon and carefully picks him up, looking for scratches. "I don't know....."

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Hailstorm

    "Hey look its one of those pictures where the eyes follow you!"

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    G

    "It's the Black Knight!" Spike hissed. The frilled lizard ran back to Mousetalon and buried himself in his grey brown fur.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Aspenpaw

    A brown dappled apprentice of a Clan that she had long been locked away from followed the two cats silently, having heard about the house.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Mudkit

    Crawls over to mousetalon

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    Posted February 12, 2013

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    Posted January 6, 2012

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