"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens

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caliber inferior to his former circle. His sons were caused much worry and disappointment, all his fame goes for nothing, said a friend, Since he has not the one thing. He is very unhappy in his children.

His wife was not all dreary, however. He loved his country house, Gads Hill, and he could still warm the social atmosphere wherever he appeared with that summer glow which seemed to attend him. T.

A. Trollope, who wrote that, despaired of giving people who had not met him any idea of The general charm of his manner . His laugh was brimful of enjoyment .

His enthusiasm was boundless . He was a hearty man, a large-hearted man . a strikingly manly man.

Only a week before his death he was at the theatre, In high spirits, brim-full of joie-de-vivre. His talk had all the sparkle of champagne, and he himself kept laughing at the majesty of his own absurdities, as one droll thought followed another . at times still so young and almost boyish in his gaiety.

Lord Redesdale, Memories, 1915 His health remained precarious after the punishing American tour and was further impaired by his addiction to giving the strenuous Sikes and Nancy reading. His farewell readings tour was abandoned when, in April 1869, he collapsed. He began writing another novel and gave a short farewell season of readings in London, ending with the famous speech, From these garish lights I vanish now for evermore - words repeated, less than three months later, on his funeral card.

He died suddenly at Gads Hill on June 9, 1870, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. People all over the world mourned the loss of a friend as well as a great entertainer and creative artist and one of the acknowledged influences upon the spirit of the age. George H.

Ford - A Second Guide to Research, London, 1978. pp. 34-113 4.

Review about Charles Dickens creativity. Ralph Waldo Emerson, attending one of Dickens readings in Boston, laughed as if he must crumble to pieces, but, discussing .

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