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A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire
A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

Hesperus Classics


156 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $15.95)

Publication Date: September 2008

ISBN 9781843911647

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Hesperus Press (Sep 2008)

Price: $13.95


A classic Christmas collection of tales selected by "the man who invented Christmas."

Published in its entirety for the first time since 1852, this shining collection of Christmas tales was originally selected by Charles Dickens for his periodical Household Words. Each story varies in theme and tone, with scenes of romance, theft, justice, and heart-warming family reunions set alongside haunting tales and chilling ghost stories, while topics addressed range from the meaning of Christmas to disability and race. Contributing authors include Elizabeth Gaskell, Edmund Saul Dixon, Edmund Oliver, and of course Dickens himself, making this a brilliant example of Victorian storytelling and an insightful reflection on the holiday season during the 19th century.

Author Biography

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language’s 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. D. J. Taylor is the author of six novels as well as two biographies, Thackeray and Orwell: The Life.