Author(s): Dickens, Charles,
Date of Publication: 28/03/2003,
Pagination: 128 pages,
Series: Dover Thrift Editions,
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.,
Published By: Dover Publications Inc.,
Book Classification: Christmas, Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Short stories
Dickens's delightful evocations of a Victorian Christmas include the title story, a heartwarming fable of home life; "The Holly-Tree," concerning love reclaimed at a country inn; and "The Haunted House," an entertaining account of a belligerent ghost. Combining realism and fantasy, these tales attest to their author's flair for characterization and the picturesque.