A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

by Charles Dickens, D. J. Taylor
     
 

Published in its entirety for the first time since 1852, this shining collection of Christmas tales was originally selected by Charles Dickens for his periodical Household Words. Each story varies in theme and tone, with scenes of romance, theft, justice, and heart-warming family reunions set alongside haunting tales and chilling ghost stories, while topics

Overview

Published in its entirety for the first time since 1852, this shining collection of Christmas tales was originally selected by Charles Dickens for his periodical Household Words. Each story varies in theme and tone, with scenes of romance, theft, justice, and heart-warming family reunions set alongside haunting tales and chilling ghost stories, while topics addressed range from the meaning of Christmas to disability and race. Contributing authors include Elizabeth Gaskell, Edmund Saul Dixon, Edmund Oliver, and of course Dickens himself, making this a brilliant example of Victorian storytelling and an insightful reflection on the holiday season during the 19th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843911647
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language’s greatest writers. His works include Bleak House, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and A Tale of Two Cities. D. J. Taylor is the author of six novels as well as two biographies, Thackeray and Orwell: The Life.

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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