Synopses & Reviews
Having moved into an abandoned haunted house, the narratorundaunted by the warnings of the localssets before a group of friends the task of driving the ghosts out of the houses various rooms before reconvening on Twelfth Night. The resulting ghost stories form the basis of a thrilling narrative. Initially commissioned for his periodical All the Year Round, Dickens enlisted some of the periods most famous writersincluding Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collinsto collaborate with him on this Victorian supernatural classic.
The popularity of "A Christmas Carol" excited demand for more tales of ghostly visitation, and the great Victorian storyteller happily obliged. A Yuletide gathering in an eerie country retreat provides the backdrop for Dickens and his friends -- including acclaimed authors Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins -- who take turns spinning supernatural yarns.
About the Author
Charles Dickens (18121870) is considered one of the English languages 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.