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The Haunted House
     

The Haunted House

3.8 26
by Charles Dickens
 

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Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece. I saw it in the daylight, with the sun upon it. There was no wind, no rain, no lightning, no thunder, no awful or unwonted circumstance, of any kind, to heighten

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Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece. I saw it in the daylight, with the sun upon it. There was no wind, no rain, no lightning, no thunder, no awful or unwonted circumstance, of any kind, to heighten its effect. More than that: I had come to it direct from a railway station: it was not more than a mile distant from the railway station; and, as I stood outside the house, looking back upon the way I had come, I could see the goods train running smoothly along the embankment in the valley. I will not say that everything was utterly commonplace, because I doubt if anything can be that, except to utterly commonplace people- -and there my vanity steps in; but, I will take it on myself to say that anybody might see the house as I saw it, any fine autumn morning.
The manner of my lighting on it was this.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148920564
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/13/2015
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
48 KB

Meet the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens pen-name "Boz", was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of memorable characters and his powerful social sensibilities. Yet he has also received criticism from writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf, who list sentimentality, implausible occurrence and grotesque characters as faults in his oeuvre. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that none have ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, which was the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories would be eagerly anticipated by the reading public. Source: Wikipedia
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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.