The Dickens Ghost Stories

By Charles Dickens.

I have to admit, that as a lover of classics and period drama, I was rather ashamed of myself for not knowing this collection existed. Obviously, I knew A Christmas Carol and The Signalman but it was on a recent Dickens & Dahl trawl (Yes, Dahl as in Roald Dahl) I came across this little beauty! There is something so satisfying about unearthing something totally unknown with no buzz or hype to work from. This applies only to those of us who do indeed live under a rock so let me have this one…and the countless other non-new discoveries I’m sure I’ll be making…

 

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Like what I did there with my spooky editing?

 

I’m going to give you a quick list of the contents before I start and hopefully, I’ll get through one every night. In reality, of course, I’ll be lucky if I manage one a week but I’m a wee tiny, tiny bookster and life’s just so much bigger than I am at the moment. Still, a gal can dream can’t she?

  1. The Queer Chair
  2. A Madman’s Manuscript
  3. The Goblins who Stole a Sexton
  4. The Ghosts of the Mail
  5. The Baron of Grogszwig
  6. A Christmas Carol
  7. The Haunted Man and the Ghosts Bargain
  8. To be Read at Dusk
  9. The Ghost in the Brides Chamber
  10. The Haunted House
  11. The Trial for Murder
  12. The Signalman
  13. Christmas Ghosts
  14. The Lawyer and the Ghost
  15. Four Ghost Stories
  16. The Portrait-Painter’s Story
  17. Captain Murderer and the Devil’s Bargain
  18. Mr Testator’s Visitation
  19. A Child’s Dream of a Star
  20. Well-Authenticated Rappings

For anybody that’s made their way through works like David Copperfield or Little Dorrit, it’ll be genuinely awesome to know you’re getting that much Dickens packed into this book.

This particular copy is from the Wordsworth Classics range so it was a steal at £2.48 from the wordery but it’s pretty much what you pay for in terms of quality. Not the strongest jackets in the world so you’re in luck if you like the dilapidated, “well-read” look but if not, you might want to throw on a book protector/ sleeve for a bit of longevity.

I can’t wait to get started and fill you guys in on what’s what, but if any of you have already done so or had any favs, drop me a note =)

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