Supernatural Short Stories
Charles Dickens wrote a number of supernatural and horror stories, some of which were included in his longer works, while others were published in magazines. This collection provides an invaluable insight into the author’s storytelling apprenticeship and his steady growth towards excellence.
As well as offering a further dimension to the world of his better-known masterpieces, these tales – from ‘The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton’ to the celebrated ‘The Signalman’ – illustrate Dickens’s well-known love of a spooky story told around a blazing fire, the pastime of a bygone age to be rediscovered for our own delight.
"All his characters are my personal friends – I am constantly comparing them with living persons, and living persons with them."
"With its classic takes on perennially exciting themes, this volume will delight Dickens enthusiasts as well as the casual reader eager to hear an eerie tale told by one of the English language’s greatest raconteurs."
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Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.