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  • Published: 25 March 1975
  • ISBN: 9780140431032
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

Selected Short Fiction




Dickens' experimental and thrilling short stories

This witty and amusing collection of short pieces shows Dickens liberated from the more formal and sustained demands of the novel and experimenting with a diverse range of fictional techniques. In his tales of the supernatural, he creates frighteningly believable, spine-tingling stories of prophetic dreams and visions, as well as more fantastical adventures with goblins and apparitions. Impressionistic sketches combine imaginatively heightened travel journals with wry observations of home and abroad, while in his dramatic monologues, Dickens demonstrates his talent for exploring the secret workings of the human mind. These short works display Dickens's exuberant sense of comedy and character as his imagination is given free rein.

  • Published: 25 March 1975
  • ISBN: 9780140431032
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

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