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Perhaps no writer in all of literature was better able to populate his world with memorable characters that immediately seemed so very true to life than Charles Dickens. Dickens' magical touch is evident throughout this delightful collection of stories including Horatio Sparkins, The Bloomsbury Christening and Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings. Bringing the stories to vivid life ar ...more
Leather Bound, The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written, 423 pages
Published 1978 by The Easton Press (first published 1866)
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Katie
May 12, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
This is Dickens at his best. I thoroughly enjoyed these charming, funny, touching stories. It was a fun, light read. Dickens is a master of characterization, and I marveled at how well I could get to know a character in these stories in such a short period of time and how each character or story teller had their own individual voice.
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brilliant denunciation of the hypocrisy of those who would bring in a bill to Parliament to prevent the poor either working or having any pleasure on Sundays, while ensuring that the rich themselves can still enjoy their leisure activities and employ servants on that day. And the same kind of appalling cant, right honourable and wrong honourable members of the jury, is still being heard in Parliament today.
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Mar 24, 2011 Connor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who have sense
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A Christmas Carol was a great story. It was better than the shows by far. There really isn't much more to say than it was a great story.

The other short stories were okay. That's why I have three stars.
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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and sho ...more
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