Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. This volume brings together the complete Christmas Stories of Dickens, including the most famous of them, "A Christmas Carol". It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, that starts on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge's own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Each takes him on a heart-stopping journey, Will Scrooge's heart be opened? Can he reverse the miserable future he is forced to see?
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Haunted House is a collection of ghost tales by Dickens, who wrote the opening and closing stories, framing them, and five other authors: Hesba Stretton, George Augustus Sala, Adelaide Anne Procter, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870), also known as "Boz," was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. The greatest writer - he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. This book contains three short ghost stories (in the vein of A Christmas Carol) that originally appeared as Christmas tales.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. This volume contains two novels, including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the final unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. Edwin Drood is contracted to marry orphan Rosa Bud when he comes of age, but when they find that duty has gradually replaced affection, they agree to break off the engagement. Shortly afterwards, in the middle of a storm on Christmas Eve, Edwin disappears, leaving nothing behind but some personal belongings. The Haunted House is a collection of ghost tales by Dickens, who wrote the opening and closing stories, framing them, and five other authors: Hesba Stretton, George Augustus Sala, Adelaide Anne Procter, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell.
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