The Haunted House (Illustrated)

The Haunted House (Illustrated)

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by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, Hesba Stretton, Charles River Editors
     
 

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Charles Dickens needs no formal introduction, having been the most popular English writer of the 19th century and still one of the most popular writers in history today. Dickens’ upbringing was a mixture of happy times and sad: when he recalled his father being sent to debtor’s prison in his memoirs, his tears actually left marks on the page.

Overview

Charles Dickens needs no formal introduction, having been the most popular English writer of the 19th century and still one of the most popular writers in history today. Dickens’ upbringing was a mixture of happy times and sad: when he recalled his father being sent to debtor’s prison in his memoirs, his tears actually left marks on the page.

Nevertheless, Dickens was obsessed with reading, making him a natural journalist by the age of 20, when he began a career in journalism. Along the way, he also began writing his own short stories and materials, often serializing them in monthly installments in publications, a popular method of publishing in the 19th century. Unlike most writers, Dickens would not write an entire story before it began its serialization, allowing him to work on the fly and leave plot lines up in the air with each opportunity.

By the time he died at the relatively young age of 58 from a stroke, he was already Europe’s most famous writer. His obituary noted that Dickens was a “sympathizer with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed.” Dickens was interred in Westminster Abbey, a rare honor bestowed only among the greatest and most accomplished Britons.

Many of Dickens’ novels were written with the concept of social reform in mind, and Dickens’ work was often praised for its realism, comic genius and unique personalities. At the same time, however, Dickens’ ability as a writer was nearly unrivaled, with his ability to write in prose unquestioned and unmatched.

This edition of The Haunted House is specially formatted with illustrations and a Table of Contents for easier navigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013972186
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
02/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,111,118
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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The Haunted House 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
weirdreader More than 1 year ago
It was hard to adjust to the old English way of writing, but a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I assumed this was the complete, unabridged version of the story "The Haunted House", published in a Christmas extra of the Victorian magazine 'All the Year Round' and co-written by authors like Dickens, Gaskell, and Collins. This only has the introductory chapter and the chapter written by Dickens, not the rest of the chapters written by guest authors. Without them, it seems that to call this the "unabridged edition" is a little misleading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think ghosts are like guardian angels
KatrinaRose01 More than 1 year ago
Always a sucker for paranormal books. Good read.
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Please friend request me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am like every normal girl. I am not crazy or psyco for this. Im friends with the ghosts. They help me through alot. They conforted me when i was about to kill myself. The warn me when something bad is going to happen. I love ghosts. They are misunderstood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice and you are a good writer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Cathy Doran More than 1 year ago
You ahve got to read this this os a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a hunted house but it dont bother me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The boook was great. I loved how if is a book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ram- Runs over to Mousetalon and carefully picks him up, looking for scratches. "I don't know....."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spike hissed and raised his frill, ready for battle. Mousetalon growled and unsheathed his claws.