"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens

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The pathetic force of it is truly admirerable. It is, surely, the finest Tale of Presentment that has ever yet been told. immediately after The Signalman in excellence - and thoroughly delightful, if only by way of contrast, commend us to The Boy at Mugby - own brother to Trabb s boy in Great Expectations - a friend of their heart to Tom Scott, in the Old Curiosity Shop - worthy of being comrade and associate of Bailey Junior in Martin Chuzzlewit .

Катарский Игорь Максимилианович - Диккенс в России. Середина XIX века, Москва, 1966. стр.

65-77 Mr. Dickens has this Christmas earned our admiration by the freshness with which he tells his animal story. The Christmas number of All the Year Round is, it is well-known, a batch of stories connected together by the editorial narrative which professes to account for the collection of so many separate tales.

Of the separate tales now published we do not propose to speak also one of them is by Mr. Dickens himself. They are well-selected batch of short- stories, which, however, call for no special remark.

The interest of the critic and of the reader will rest upon Mr. Dickens introductory narrative, which is even better in its way than the introduction to Mrs. Lirriper s Lodgings.

Mrs. Lirriper was one of our authors most characteristic sketches . But this year Mr.

Dickens has become forward with a character destined to be more popular than even Mrs. Lirriper. Doctor Marigold is only a sketch, but it is masterly sketch, and one that deserves a place in our memories beside the picture ever drawn by Charles Dickens.

Doctor Marigold is the name of a Cheap Jack who delights us with his eloquence, with his cleverness, and with his goodness. Mr. Charles Dickens is particularly happy when he can get an equelent character, and all his more memorable personages, as Sam Weller, Mrs.

Gamp, and the rest, are chiefly memorable for the peculiar eloquence with which they assert themselves. Doctor Marigold has all the eloquence of a .

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