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The Holly-Tree Inn
     

The Holly-Tree Inn

by Charles Dickens
 

Presenting the complete 1855 Christmas number of Dickens' periodical Household Words, so popular after its original publication that it was immediately adapted for the stage

A journeying gentleman finds himself snowed in at the Holly-Tree Inn, and resolves to entertain himself by recording the stories he hears from his fellow tenants. Trapped

Overview

Presenting the complete 1855 Christmas number of Dickens' periodical Household Words, so popular after its original publication that it was immediately adapted for the stage

A journeying gentleman finds himself snowed in at the Holly-Tree Inn, and resolves to entertain himself by recording the stories he hears from his fellow tenants. Trapped for a week, he is regaled with tales from all around him, including the barmaid and the landlord. The fictional delights he feasts upon include an intriguing mystery by a master innovator of the genre, Wilkie Collins, as well as classically Dickensian sparks of humor and romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843911968
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language's greatest writers. His works include The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.

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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