Ghost Stories (BOK)

Charles Dickens

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Each volume in the "Collector's Library" series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and a further reading list. The Afterword for this edition of is by David Stuart Davies.Charles Dickens' fascination with ghosts and the macabre is traced to his childhood, to the grim and ghoulish stories told him by his nursemaid, Mary Weller, whom he referred to as Mercy, 'though she had none on me.' Along with the horrors of the 'penny dreadful' magazine, "The Terrific Register" - a publication which made Dickens 'unspeakably miserable and frightened the very wits out of my head' - the stories recounted by Weller were so powerful as to color Dickens' imagination and shape much of the enduring fiction he created. Here are chilling histories of coincidence, insanity and revenge.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2009
Forfatter Charles Dickens Forlag
CRW Publishing Limited
ISBN 9781905716548 Antall sider 464
Dimensjoner 9,3cm x 15cm x 1,8cm Vekt 136 gram
Andre medvirkende David Stuart Davies Emner og form Short stories, Classic horror & ghost stories