New [Ghost Stories] Þ Charles Dickens
s longer novels most of his short fiction especially his ghostlonger novels most of his short fiction especially his ghost I have always enjoyed I still enjoy even though at least in terms of his private life Dickens sounds like a bit of putz I think that is the word I want He thought Little Red Riding Hood was the perfect girl I always thought she was bit slow It s a talking wolf They don t talk You should be running you twitThis collection includes 12 of Dickens best nown ghost stories I m not sure that all of them all the best It does include A Christmas Carol the most famous of them all Let s start with that one before it becomes the elephant and the gorilla lurking in the backgroundA Christmas Carol has to be the most overdone over reference over used Dickens story ever The most recent movie version of the tale called it the greatest Christmas story ever This confused me Shouldn t one Christmas story the one about Christ be the greatest Christmas story ever After all that s where we get the name from shakes head A Christmas Carol however is a wonderful story It has wonderful beautiful detail And Vicky you re right Dickens is hilarious My favorite line is Scrooge had often heard it said that Marley had no bowels but he had never believed it until now To be fair to Dickens he does a wonderful job with women in the story as well It is true that we never now the names of Bob s wife or Throughout his illustrious writing career Charles Dickens often turned his hand to fashioning short pieces of ghostly fiction Even in his first successful work Pickwick Papers you will find five ghost stories all of which are included in this collection Dickens began the tradition of the gh.
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joy in the novel and the teller of the story is really a wonderful character as well Ain the novel and the teller of the story is really a wonderful character as well A likable character as wellIt s true that the story is overdone How many film versions exist after all You have the Muppets Disney Sim Scott the Lifetime adaptions gag Stewart and others I am no doubt forgetting And then there are the short stories and tv shows What reading or in my case rereading the story does is remind of you two things How good the story is and how good or bad some of the film versions are The best Film Versions Keep All The Detail Sim versions eep all the detail Sim Stewart stick closely to the novella taking large chunks of dialogue For instance in the Patrick Stewart version Bob picks up the poker to attack the reformed Scrooge Bob thinks at first Scrooge needs to be put in a padded room Even though I have read and seen and heard the story countless times it still reads freshThe rest of the stories in the volume come from Christmas Editions or The Pickwick Papers for the most part The Goblins who Stole a Sexton is a forerunner of A Christmas Carol and makes an interesting comparison Outside of Carol my favorite tales are The ueer Chair The Baron of Grogzwig The Trial for Murder and The SignalmanThe ueer Chair is one of the funniest ghost stories ever written It truly is The narrator sounds extactly like the man from Carol The Baron of Grogzwig is funny because it comments on marriage and suicide It is rather interesting that it is a story that deals with suicide in a humor filled vein The cynical part of me wonders how much Dickens saw himself in the. Ost story at Christmas and many of his tales in this genre are presented here including the brilliant novella The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain which deserves to be as well nown as A Christmas Carol While all his supernatural tales aim to chill the spine they are not without the usua. ,
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from Dickens full length novels as I couldn t imagine them tying intoDickens full length novels as I couldn t imagine them tying into longer text in any wayThere were some stories however that I found uite hard to get through in comparison to others When I picked this up it was on Christmas Day specifically so I could read A Christmas Carol even though this was not the first short story in the collection I then went back to the beginning to read the rest I enjoyed A Christmas Carol although it was by no means the best story in the collection My personal favourites were A Madman s Manuscript The Ghost in the Bride s Chamber The Trial for Murder and Captain Murderer and the Devil s Bargain A Child s Dream of a Star was also very melancholy and beautifulIf you like Dickens humorous style of writing I would definitely recommend picking this up You won t always like every story in a collection like this but it s worth reading for the ones you do like This volume comprises a collection of fifteen ghost stories by Dickens As with any collection it is a bit of a mixed bag Some are superlative some are less than mediocre The ueer Chair A man takes shelter in an inn and falls in love with the widowed and moneyed innkeeper who is courted Note The stories are in reading order The numbers indicate their order in the book 1 The ueer Chair The Bagman s StoryChapter 14 from The Pickwick PapersA. L traits of Dickens' flamboyant style his subtle wit biting irony humorous incidents and moral observations It is a mixture which makes these stories fascinating and entertaining as well as unsettling To paraphrase the Fat Boy in Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens wants to make your flesh cree.