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Showcasing Dickens’ flair for the supernatural, Ghost Stories is a collection of tales certain to... Read More

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Showcasing Dickens’ flair for the supernatural, Ghost Stories is a collection of tales certain to thrill, terrify, and captivate. Set in the mid-nineteenth century, when this subject the genre was exceptionally popular, this anthology highlights the author’s own partiality for the theme, and his ability to present it in a myriad ways, exploring murders, hauntings and existential horror, often with a dose of humour. Interestingly, many of Dickens’ ghost stories were are based around the Christmas season, and several of them have been adapted for film, television, radio, and the stage.

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Title: Ghost Stories
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Pan Macmillan U.K Publishing
ISBN: 9781509857586
SKU: BK0257997
EAN: 9781509857586
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Charles Dickens was born in Hampshire on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the navy pay office, who was well paid but often ended up in financial troubles. When Dickens was twelve years old he was send to work in a shoe polish factory because his family had be taken to the debtors' prison. His career as a writer of fiction started in 1833 when his short stories and essays began to appear in periodicals. The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, was published in 1836. In the same year he married the daughter of his friend George Hogarth, Catherine Hogarth. The serialisation of Oliver Twist began in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and The Old Curiosity Shop brought Dickens international fame and he became a celebrity America as well as Britain. He separated from his wife in 1858. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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