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The Holly-Tree Inn

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Presenting the complete 1855 Christmas number of Dickens' periodical Household Words, so popular after its original publication that it was immediately adapted for the stage

A journeying gentleman finds himself snowed in at the Holly-Tree Inn, and resolves to entertain himself by recording the stories he hears from his fellow tenants. Trapped for a week, he is regaled with
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 9th 2010 by Hesperus Press (first published 1855)
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Read it in one day on holiday.
Basically just the musings of a chap who's stuck at The Holly Tree Inn, due to bad weather.
To pass the time he reminisces about his passed experiences at various inns.
A bit boring actually although being a Dickens tale there is a lesson awaiting the troubled muser.

Turns out he had mistakenly thought his best friend wanted to marry his sweetheart and was getting away as a result.
The weather keeps him at the inn which fortuitously leads him to discover his error just
The language was difficult to connect with, but I was still able get through the book. There were some parts I had to give up with analyzing and move forward. The 2nd chapter was a little boring and uninteresting. 1st and 3rd chapters was a little more engaging. The moral of the story was to not assume, seek the truth, and love.
A bit disappointed with this book particularly as I got it to read for a group discussion on Charles Dickens novels, later in the year, and when I read it found half of it wasn't even written by him!
A nice Dickens Christmas Story especially Chapter 2. The only problem is this book dropped the last couple paragraphs, fortunately I had the story in another book.
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A prolific 19th Century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non-fiction; during his lifetime Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, morals and values of his times. Some considered him the spokesman for the poor, for he definitely brought much awarenes ...more
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